Patrolman Michael Neal Carter

Patrolman Michael Neal Carter

Chester City Police Department, Pennsylvania

End of Watch Friday, November 8, 1974

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Michael Neal Carter

Patrolman Michael Carter was shot and killed when he and his partner stopped a vehicle at Third Street and Central Avenue to question an occupant about a holdup. Patrolman Carter's partner returned fire and killed the suspect.

His partner was able to take the three other occupants into custody.

Patrolman Carter had served with the Chester Police Department for four years and had previously served with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 4 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

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One of the best men I ever met on and off the job. Great sense of humor. When my Father died ( I’m white) he came to the funeral and stood along side of us telling everybody he was the black sheep of the family. Be at peace Mike I’m sure you meet my Son Mike and Barbara up there

Don H Millet
Chester Police Retired

January 31, 2023

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