Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Mack Carringer

Murphy Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, October 7, 1930

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Reflections for Chief of Police Mack Carringer

October 7, 1930 is the day you were murdered for performing your duty as a Law Enforcement officer. This date is important to my family because on this date, my father was born. 91 years ago today you were taken from your family to mourn your loss and celebrate your life and service to your community. Rest in peace sir. God bless you. You are not and will never be Forgotten

Tim Gilpin
SMSgt, USAF (Ret)
USAF Security Police

October 7, 2021

Rest in peace and know that no passage of time can ever erase your service and sacrifice.

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

October 7, 2020

My grandmothers name is Rilla Carringer and my Dad, Willard Waldroup was born in Murphy. I believe Chief Carringer is the son of my great uncle. I am proud to be related. RIP Chief.

Officer Willard Len Waldroup, retired.
Friendswood, Tx. P.D.

July 3, 2019

Rest in peace Chief of Police Carringer. Young and heroic!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

April 26, 2019

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

January 14, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 79th 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


October 7, 2009



October 7, 2007

Today on the anniversary of your death we wish to remember you and thank you Sir for your service.

Pat Van Den Berghe
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

October 7, 2007

To the friends and family of Chief Carringer,

Your father, brother, uncle, friend and husband is in Heaven, walking with the Lord. Celebrate his life and contributions to it. Forgive his transgressions and allow any wounds to heal.

I did not know Chief Carringer. But one day I'll hopefully meet him in person and we'll share stories, memories and reflect on his life. All the while, honoring all of you.

May God, through His son Jesus, allow all of you to heal and remember Chief Carringer in a joyous way.

Officer Douglas M. Wiencek
University Park Police Dept.

January 25, 2007

Your bravery will be remembered. Rest in peace.

Offc. Michael Walker
Tallahassee Police Department

October 1, 2004

I stop by this website often after the death of two dear friends with the NCSHP (Troopers Calvin Taylor E.O.W. October 3, 2001 and Anthony Cogdill E.O.W. May 30, 2003).

We all grieve over the lives lost in the line of duty. I hope you can find some comfort knowing that there are countless prayers that go out for your family.

These are senseless tragedies that never seem to stop. God Bless the men and women who continue to serve their communities in our great Nation.

...Gone, but never Forgotten....

Marti (EMT-Paramedic)
Haywood Co EMS (NC)

April 5, 2004

As an officer with the Town of Murphy Police Department, I must say that it saddness me to think that one of our officer's had been killed in the line of duty. This just shows all of us that it can happen to anyone of us at any place, and at any given time. I must admit I did not know Chief Carringer, however I have now got to know his son, John. I must say if you are of the same stature as your father, he must have been a great man. On behalf of the Town of Murphy Police Department I would like to say that we are very proud of Chief Carringer and our thoughts and prayers are with you.
May God Bless

Officer J.S. Postell
Murphy Police

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