Police Officer John Carville

Police Officer John Carville

Leadville Police Department, Colorado

End of Watch Sunday, July 18, 1880

John Carville

Officer Carville and Sergeant Lauriston Stewart were shot and killed while chasing a suspect who had brandished a gun at a local store. Officer Carville and another officer had responded to the initial report and as they entered the store the suspect fired at them, wounding Officer Carville. The second officer chased the suspect out of the store and engaged him in a running shootout. Sergeant Stewart, who was nearby and heard the commotion, also began to chase the suspect. The man suddenly pulled out a second revolver and shot Sergeant Stewart three times.
Officer Carville succumbed to his injuries the following day. Sergeant Stewart succumbed to his injuries five days later.

The suspect was apprehended, convicted of two counts of first degree murder, and sentenced to life. He was granted executive clemency and released from prison in 1897.

Bio

  • Age Not available
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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, July 17, 1880
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Pardoned in 1897

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Rest in Peace, Officer Carville. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

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January 26, 2012

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