Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Donald P. Carroll

Jersey City Police Department, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, November 6, 1986

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Reflections for Sergeant Donald P. Carroll

Even after all these years I never forget ,Don. He was the finest of men.Never let any of the tour to get "GAMMED-UP with the Capt. He always ""HAD YOU BACK"! Rest in Peace my dear Friend and Sgt. Midnight tour South Dist. Jersey City N>J> As I have said after all these years, :"HE IS NOBLE"

PO Tom Webster
Jersey City Police Dept /Sunny South,5th

November 7, 2016

My father is and was Don Carroll and i will ALWAYS be proud to be his son I have not stopped missing to this day God bless all of you who serve

Brian Carroll
son

May 29, 2016

I was reading some reflections regarding my friend, Hialeah Officer Emilio Miyares, who was also murdered while on duty, November 6, 1986, when I clicked onto "This date in history" and read the story of Sgt. Donald Carroll, who was also murdered on the same day. May God bless his family and God bless the Jersey City Police Department. Sgt. Carroll, you are a true hero!

Lt. Ralph Gracia (retired)
City of Hialeah PD

November 6, 2015

I had the nut that shot him 2 weeks prior on a complaint he was carrying his mother's refrigerator down the steps.His brother came into the district to get helpand the desk officer assigned me tos ee what wa going on. When I arrived on the scene, the nut just dumped a refrigerator in a vacant lot across from his house. I talked him into bringing the frefrig. bck up to his motehr's apt. with his brother . 2 weeks later, he shot Sgt. Carroll. I'll never forget Don. I worked with him in a street squad years ago. Good man nd a terrible loss toe veryone. He only had a couple of months to retire and he waws going to vacation with his lovely wife. God rest his soul

Sgt. Gabriel A. Calabrese
Jersey City Police Dept.

April 1, 2014

All the years have passed,but i will never forget you Don.You were one of the finest people I had the pleasure of work with.As my Midnight tour Sgt. you were always looking out for the men. We never told you how much we appreciated your leadership. And I still remember coming off duty on the eve tour that night =."Hi Don ,have a quiet night " I never said that to anyone after that night.

P.O. Tom Webster #1940 (ret)
Jersey City Police Dept.

November 8, 2013

He was Noble,

Police Officer Thomas B. Webster #1940
Jersey City Police Dept. (SOUTH DIST}

May 27, 2013

Donald Carroll was and always will be my hero It is an to have been his son It is also gratifying to know that he is still remembered so fondly by so many after all these years Not a day goes by that I do not remember him Sometimes with a smile sometimes with a tear' but always with pride He is my hero not because of how he died but for how he lived. Thank you all for your kind words and thoughts You, his brothers and sisters will always have a place in my family's hearts

Brian Carroll
son

May 26, 2013

Thank you for your service Sir and heroism sir, RIP

James Kotke
Civilian / Former Officer
WSF Park Police (Wi.)

November 6, 2012

Don approached me after just graduating with my Computer Science degree while tending bar at the MGM in Jersey City. He knew I was looking for work in that field and he told me to go out to the Newark Federal Bldg, Office of Personnel Mgt, and see about a Fed job. I got it and here I am 27 yrs later. I heard he was retiring in a few days to a dream security chief job at a hotel in Hawaii. This has been my first chance to thank you. RIP, Don.

Allan R. MacDonald, former JCPD PO
US Army Armaments R&D Engineering Ctr

November 10, 2011

You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

November 6, 2011

Rest in Peace Sarge. My thoughts are with your family, friends and the members of the JCPD during this most difficult and tragic time.

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson, NJ PD

November 6, 2010

Don, you are sorely missed. Rest in Peacs

Detective Tim Dowd
Jersey City Police Department

November 6, 2008

22 yrs ago and Sgt. Donald P. Carroll will never be forgotten,
God Bless his family, friends & Dept.

Ret. PO
City of Miami PD Fla.

November 6, 2008

Your bravery is an inspiration for all those entering this field. You will never be forgotten. RIP Brother.

Police Recruit

May 12, 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
Sergeant
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 12, 2007

He was Noble!

P.O. Tom Webster #1940 (Ret.)
Jersey City Police Dept.-South Dist.

November 9, 2007

Time has gone by but your memory hasn't. God Bless on the date you made the ultimate sacrafice some 21 years ago.

PTL. ANDERSON
TRPD

November 6, 2007

We got it from here, just watch all the men and women in blue..........rest in peace my brother.

Kevin T Ryan
Ex New Jersey Cop

November 6, 2007

Donnie, The world is a much better place because of guys like you. It would have been a much better place if you had been there at midnight to bust my balls.

Det. Tim Dowd D-98
Jersey City Police Department

November 5, 2007

You are remembered today and thank you Sir for your service

Pat Van Den Berghe, Manchester, NH
Neighbors for a Better Manchester, NH

November 2, 2007

warrior......we fight on!

November 29, 2006

We remember... we will always remember.


Citizen

November 6, 2006

Your end of watch was almost 2 decades ago and you have not been forgotten. You are a true hero as was your father. Keep watch over those still out on patrol.

Bob Gordon, father of fallen Chicago Officer
Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

Bob Gordon

September 16, 2006

DONNY, I WILL ALWAYS CHERISH OUR FRIENDSHIP AND NOT A DAY GOES BY WITHOUT MY THOUGHTS OF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. I WENT TO WORK THE MORNING AFTER AND LEARNED OF WHAT HAPPENED AND I LOST A BROTHER AND A FRIEND. REST IN PEACE MY BROTHER.

PO LOU PUCCI RETIRED
JERSEY CITY NJ POLICE DEPT

February 17, 2006

I WAS (1) MONTH AWAY FROM GRADUATION THE POLICE ACADEMY WHEN I REMEMBER LISTENING TO INCIDENT AT HOME ON MY POLICE SCANNER. IF I'M CORRECT IT WAS A COLD RAINY EVENING WHEN THIS TOOK PLACE. IT MOTIVATED ME EVEN MORE TO BECOME ONE OF THE FINEST. DONLD, PLEASE REST IN PEACE YOUR WATCH IS OVER. I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT NIGHT AND YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN AS LONG AS I HAVE A BREATH IN ME.

FORMER P.O. WALTER M.ZULINSKI
HUDSON COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT

December 30, 2005

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