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 suspect 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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A State Trooper was shot and killed on Oct 17th 2018 - I know its been a long long long time but I feel like it was just yesterday when you were making me laugh and sharing your Adventurous spirit! For some reason, this officers death brought back a flood af memories that literally have me in tears. I met you in 1988, and lost you on May 14th 1994.
There was always that feeling that I had not told you how special you were and are to me. I hope you can feel it, even in Heaven (Say Hello to Vance and my Dad for me). You are a TRUE hero and a real go getter!
Thank you for being you, even though we were young you tought me so much I could write a book!
Just know above all else that you are a True Hero and loved beyond words. Hopefully I'll see you on the other side...So long ago yet forever burned in my memory and heart!

Carrie Hope Patterson
Old Friend from UNCW

October 19, 2018

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