Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Police Officer Fred Douglas Carr

Seattle Police Department, Washington

End of Watch Sunday, February 25, 1973

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Reflections for Police Officer Fred Douglas Carr

I remember the tragic day when you were taken from us. I remember the officers who were with you and I was honored to work with them as a dispatcher.

Brian Howland Dispatcher retired
Seattle Police

February 26, 2023

Officer Carr,
On today, the 50th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Seattle. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

February 25, 2023

Rest in peace always knowing that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

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

February 25, 2021

Fred, your Memory lives on in the hearts and minds of those who KNOW you!

Requiescet in pace

Fr. Jerry Connors
Chaplain, Federal Bureau of Prisons

June 6, 2020

Rest in peace Officer Carr.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

May 4, 2019

My partner and I advised Fred and his partner of the ongoing situation as we got off shift as 3C6 and Fred began his shift as 1C6. We had failed to locate the suspect twice prior to Fred and the morning crew locating and cornering him. I have often thought about that night in the past 38 years. I went on to complete my 25 yrs of service and retired, if only Fred could have done the same.

Officer D. Bringham, Retired
Seattle Police Department

May 8, 2012

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th 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 murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

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

February 25, 2012

Thanks for your 3 years of services, Fred.


February 25, 2012

Officer Carr,

36 years ago, I was working as a Seattle Police Cadet in the old City Jail and had been on the Police Department 6 months. I remember the veteran jailers/officers reacting to your death. Your death brought home to me that the career I was pursuing and have since then could be ended at any time.

Thank you for your service and God bless.


February 25, 2010

As my career's end is coming closer, I decided to check and find those who had lost their lives during the year that I was hired. While it's been a long time since your passing, I'm sure those you left behind and those whom with you served with distinction have kept you alive in their memories. Thank you for your service and for looking out for us who continue in our chosen profession. Rest in peace Officer Carr!

Sgt. Robert Mau Sr.
PD Joliet IL

December 16, 2008

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

April 29, 2008



March 26, 2008

Officer Carr, as the anniversary of your death approaches, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for your service and to let you know that despite the passage of time, your sacrifice has not been forgotten.

Rest in peace, Officer Carr.

Brenda Donner
WaState Concerns of Police Survivors

February 22, 2008



February 19, 2008

This was one good police officer, My mom knew him and always said good things of him. It's been since 1974. 34 years rest in peace.

mom was a friend

February 2, 2007

R.I.P. brother, you will NEVER be forgotten.

Clearwater P.D., FL

September 24, 2003

God bless you for your service and sacrifice.


August 28, 2003

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