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 truck driver was charged with manslaughter.

Patrolman McCarthy had been with the agency for two years.


  • Age Not available
  • 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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Trooper McCarty, you are still serving the people of Colorado. On a dark Friday night the Colorado State Patrol Dispatch center received a call of a stranded motorist who told the call taker that he sitting next to your roadside memorial sign. From what he gave us we were able to locate the motorist and get him some help. Thank you for your service, now and back in the past. You will never be forgotten.

Communications Technician Thomasson
Colorado State Patrol

September 14, 2018

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