Patrolman Wallace M. McCarty

Patrolman Wallace M. McCarty

Colorado State Patrol, Colorado

End of Watch Thursday, January 24, 1946

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Wallace M. McCarty

Patrolman Wallace McCarty succumbed to injuries received two days earlier when his cruiser was struck head-on on Colorado 6 near Hudson.

A truck crossed the center lane and struck his cruiser. A civilian passenger in Patrolman McCarty's cruiser was killed instantly. The 53-year-old truck driver was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman McCarthy had been with the agency for two years.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Tuesday, January 22, 1946
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Patrolman McCarty,
On today, the 75th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of Colorado. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

January 24, 2021

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