Patrolman Roger Dale Carter

Patrolman Roger Dale Carter

Kannapolis Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 31, 1993

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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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It was a terrible thing that happen that night and I feel really bad for the lost of 2 life's that did not have to happen. If back then you could have listen to the call that the so suspect made to the police Dept and if the police Dept would have listen to the caller then maybe both would be alive. The caller said I want to turn myself in and I will be at police station have a officer there instead kannapolis police Dept dispatch office to the home. Caller was waking out of home to shoot his gun for New year's and waiting for his ride to police station. The gun caller had he could have never used on himself no to big to reach to shoot himself. not defending or making excuses but I heard the call to the police Dept from shooter if that dispatcher would have done what was asked both would be alive. Warrant for credit card fault and look at the out come.


September 20, 2019

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