Captain Samuel J. Carter

Captain Samuel J. Carter

Tampa Police Department, Florida

End of Watch Friday, June 2, 1905

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Samuel J. Carter

Captain Carter was shot and killed as he searched for a man who was threatening a woman with a gun. During the search the suspect jumped from behind some bushes and shot Captain Carter from approximately ten feet away. Captain Carter succumbed to his wounds three days later.

A suspect, who claimed self defense, was tried for murder and acquitted. He died in the county poor home on July 18, 1919.


  • Age 36
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, May 29, 1905
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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Rest in peace Captain Carter.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

June 2, 2019

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