ALE Agent I Troy Douglas Carr

ALE Agent I Troy Douglas Carr

North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 14, 1994

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Troy Douglas Carr

ALE Agent Troy Carr was shot and killed while attempting an arrest of a suspected drunk driver in Fayetteville, North Carolina.

He and two other agents had gone to an establishment to conduct an evening education session for the establishment's employees. When the three arrived, Agent Carr observed a person he believed to be intoxicated exit the establishment and drive away.

Agent Carr followed the suspect and attempted to stop him, at which point the man attempted to flee. The man stopped his car in a driveway in the 4500 block of Yadkin Road and started to run on foot, with Agent Carr in pursuit. The suspect then turned and fired at Agent Carr, fatally striking him. Agent Carr was able to return fire and wound the suspect, who was taken into custody by state troopers who arrived on the scene.

The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder on July 3rd, 1996, and sentenced to life in prison.

An overpass bridge on the All American Freeway in Fayetteville was dedicated in Agent Carr's honor.


  • Age 24
  • Tour 6 months
  • Badge 125

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

drunk driver, foot pursuit, traffic stop

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May Almighty God grant you eternal rest young Special Agent and may you now pray constantly for our Brethern in the presence of our Lord. As an old ALE Agent myself, I remember the risks that we routinely took on a daily basis as involved in executing our sworn duty to the people of North Carolina while we normally worked and made arrests while all alone. Your area of operations in Fayetteville and Fort Bragg was especially well known to be hazardous. I wish that you had not have been alone in making this arrest on that fateful night. It is so sad to see a young Agent pass so quickly; you should have had many more years to carry a badge. May our Lord grant your family every blessing.

Special Agent-in-Charge [Retired] Jerry W. Leonard US DOD ACI ODCS-I

November 7, 2019

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