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, 23, was convicted of first-degree murder on July 3rd, 1996, and sentenced to life in prison. He was denied parole in 2014. As of June 9, 2023, he was 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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I’ll never forget our experience together being new agents and attending new agent training! You were such a unique sweet guy, soft spoken with a pleasant demeanor. We had such good times! I’ll never forget you or our experience that we shared! You were taken too soon! I love your family and my heart breaks for them to this day! You may be gone but NEVER forgotten! We will meet again but until then please watch over all of our brave men and women wearing the badge! Love you man!!

Melissa Armstrong
NCALE 1993-2003

May 14, 2022

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