Patrolman Daniel Joseph Carton

Patrolman Daniel Joseph Carton

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Thursday, September 18, 1919

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Daniel Joseph Carton

Patrolman Daniel Carton was assigned to maintain order during a period of civil unrest. After he entered a saloon on West 43rd Street a man shot him. Patrolman Carton returned fire killing the suspect. Patrolman Carton, shot just above his heart, was transported to a hospital where he died six weeks later.

Patrolman Carton served with the Chicago Police Department for eight years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 8 years
  • Badge 3216

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Wednesday, July 30, 1919
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Shot and killed

civil unrest, fight call

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Rest in peace always and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 18, 2020

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