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Detective Roy A. Carney

Chicago Police Department, Illinois

End of Watch Friday, April 18, 1958

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Reflections for Detective Roy A. Carney

Hey Papa! It’s me again your grandson sitting here with your daughter talking abt you. She’s done a good job because I honestly feel like I know.

Love you sir. Barnett

Barnett carney
Grandson

April 19, 2021

Your incredible and heroic actions that day surely saved your wife and the other patrons. Thank you for your service and rest in peace always knowing that your sacrifice is one that will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

To Whitney, what an absolute amazing and beautiful reflection you left. Please know that Detective Carney’s law enforcement family will always remember.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

April 18, 2021

This is amazing that 62 years later, Roy Carney is still remembered by so many. I was just thinking of my mother who adopted me when I was 3 with my brother. She would talk of Roy and how it all went down his last night with her. They were getting ready to catch a movie and dinner and she was totally in love with him and her heart carried the grief of that day always. My mother was his wife Carrie Carney and it was at her tavern when his life was taken. He was a lion for his wife that day. And because of her stories, makes me understand the perils of being an officer and the joy of being this mans’ wife. I came here just researching but i have to leave my reflection after seeing you beautiful people to this day impacted by this officer and mans’ life when many are forgotten after very little time. Godbless the Carneys and his legacy. I’m Whitney Thornton and my mother passed on in 2011. But because of her, this stranger can go ahead and give a tip of the hat to a man that my mother adored as a token of my respect.

Whitney Thornton

October 1, 2020

Hey “The Daddy” never met you but your presence has definitely been the theme of my life for all my life. I’ve done so much bad and been around so much bad that I needed your badge to remind me of who I really was “A Carney” a fighter, bounce-backer, leader with a gentle loving heart.

We (Carneys) where your name like a badge to let others know we come from good stock. I’ll admit it difficult to maintain patience in a family where everyone is inherently a leader but understanding and talks with God makes it possible.

You would be proud of us, we’ve all took ourselves down some crazy roads but you should see us now (our mind states). Talk abt the furnace, smh. Lol oh that means shaking my head “The Daddy”
Love you ! Your God living grandson Barnett

Barnett Carney

April 20, 2020

Hey “The Daddy” never met you but your presence has definitely been the theme of my life for all my life. I’ve done so much bad and been around so much bad that I needed your badge to remind me of who I really was “A Carney” a fighter, bounce-backer, leader with a gentle loving heart.

We (Carneys) where your name like a badge to let others know we come from good stock. I’ll admit it difficult to maintain patience in a family where everyone is inherently a leader but understanding and talks with God makes it possible.

You would be proud of us, we’ve all took ourselves down some crazy roads but you should see us now (our mind states). Talk abt the furnace, smh. Lol oh that means shaking my head “The Daddy”
Love you ! Your God living grandson Barnett

Barnett carney

April 20, 2020

Hey “The Daddy” though I’ve never met you your presence has definitely been in my life for all of my life. I’ve done so much bad and been around so much bad that I thought I was bad, but thinking of you and what you represent reminds me of who I really am “The Carney” bloodline .

I Thank God for your existence because you remind me that I am more than where I’ve been . We (Carneys) where your name like a badge to show others that we come from good stock. Striving to make our (Carneys) world better. Your God living grandson - Barnett Carney

Barnett L Carney
Grandson

April 20, 2020

Daddy, that day April 18, 1958, has always stuck in my head year after year. I've never wanted to Reflect on this day in public but I've decided to do so today.
I was 7 years old when you were taken from us and this year I will be 69 years old. I have missed you all of my life. Daddy Rest In Heaven With The Lord, I will love you forever.
Your Fuddy/Gloria C. Carney Loving Daughter.

Gloria C. Carney

April 18, 2020

Today marks 62 years since you received your wings. I have heard so many great stories about you and your father Roy Carney Sr. Even though I didn't have the privilege to meet you I know you were a good man. Whenever I find myself in trying situations or just thinking things through I often remind myself that I'm a Carney and we always prevail. Some of these many traits I posses such as strong will, loving, provider, leader and last but not least handsome I owe all to you. It is a honor to be called your grand son. Continue to watch over us down here as we continue to make you proud.

Love Always,
Jaimie Carney,
Your proud Grandson!!!

Jaimie Carney- Grandson

April 18, 2020

My name is Pamela Smith. I just found out Roy was my second cousin. I regret having never met him.

I would like to be contacted by a family member; we are trying to construct family tree if possible. I can be reached at 832 628 4997.

May he rest in peace.

Pamela Smith
Cousin

October 28, 2017

Detective Carney,

You are the first son of my maternal grandmother. I know of you both only through stories passed to me from my mother, your baby sister.

I am attempting to "find" you and your family and connect the dots.

Rest in Peace Uncle Roy

WP Johnson
nephew

June 1, 2017

When I think of you, It’s normally when I’m trying to get through difficult situations in my life. I sometimes have to remind myself that I have it in me to do and be whoever I choose because I am apart of you. I am a carney and being a Carney to me means being strong and I imagine you were just that. Even though you never spoke a word to me & I was unable to inherit your wisdom, the legacy you left behind has truly helped me in my life. I believe my future has so much promise and the life you lived and was willing to give up for others is a big part of why I never give up. I am always so proud to say “my Grandfather and Great Grandfather were both Chicago Police Detectives”. My mother (your daughter) was only 7 years old when you were taking from her & even now at 62 years of age she can’t get through the mention of you without crying. She refers to you as “the daddy”. She loves & misses you dearly. Your legacy will forever live on. Love Jessica (your granddaughter) & the Carney family!

Jessica Carney
Granddaughter

April 18, 2014

Rest in Peace, Detective Carney. Your sacrifice is not forgotten.

Officer 11169

April 27, 2012

As a fellow CPD detective I salute your heroism that day. Your hard work in other cases, as noted here, is an indication of your dedication to duty. You can serve as an inspiration to fellow detectives. Thank you.

Detective Thomas Downes
Chicago

April 18, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. I pray for solace for all that love and remember you. Your family is in my heart's embrace today.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05

April 18, 2012

God bless you Roy for your service. You will be known as a hero for eternity!

Anonymous

April 19, 2010

Rest in peace Detective Carney, you have made the ultimate sacrifice.


Middletown P.D. (Ohio)

April 18, 2008

Detective Carney,
On today, the 48th anniversary of your murder, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chicago.

R.I.P.
Anonymous

April 18, 2006

Sir, May you Rest in Peace.Thank you for your service.

April 18, 2006

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