Patrolman Roger Dale Carter

Patrolman Roger Dale Carter

Kannapolis Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 31, 1993

Roger Dale Carter

Patrolman Roger Carter was shot and killed after being dispatched to a residence on Nance Street after a man called the police claiming to turn himself in on outstanding warrants.

When Patrolman Carter arrived at the scene the suspect ambushed him in the driveway with a rifle, shooting him eight times.

The suspect then walked down the street and committed suicide.

Patrolman Carter had served in law enforcement for four years. He is survived by his wife, two sons, parents, sister, and two brothers.


  • Age 31
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Committed suicide

ambush, warrant service

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Roger the evening that I met you the first time I was working at the Shell Station on the Loop Road across from Table Supply. That even I had a woman high on drugs and armed with a gun come in my store. She was bleeding from both wrists and laid her gun on the counter beside the cash register before going and locking herself into the rest room. I called K.P.D. and it was you who answered my call for help. You came in and talked the woman out of the bathroom. You took her to Broughton that night. You called and checked on her numerous times and reported to me how she was doing. When she came back home you invited her to church as you did everyone. You were quick to show pictures of your wife and children. But even quicker to talk about God and salvation. You were the best Police Officer Kannapolis had. Me & my sister were going down Cannon Blvd the night you were Killed in the line of duty. We seen the ambulance pull onto Cannon Blvd. With a Police escort and a Police Car behind the ambulance also. I knew then that something really bad had happened. But I never dreamed that Kannapolis N.C. had lost you to a crazy man. If he would have given you the chance you would have done anything to help him. We went to your funeral and were there as you were laid to rest. I will never forget that long long line of Police cars with their blue lights on. It was the saddest day that Kannapolis N.C. had/has ever experienced. I still think of you often and my heart still aches over you my friend. I know you are in Heaven with Jesus and one day we will all be together again.

Juanita Wolfe - Friend

October 17, 2018

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