John W Carpenter

End of Watch: Monday, April 29, 1935

Biographical Info

Age: 54

Tour of Duty: 11 years

Rank: Patrolman

Assignment: Patrol

Badge Number: 

Incident Details

Cause of Death: Blood poisoning due to hand injury

Date of Incident: April 11, 1935

Incident Location: Not available

Weapon Used: Not applicable

Case Status: Closed

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Patrolman John Carpenter died as the result of an injury and infection to his hand sustained during a struggle with a prisoner two (2) weeks earlier. His hand received a cut when he struck the prisoner in the teeth. A serious infection set in which required surgery to his hand and arm.

He died as a result of the infection at Baptist Hospital.

Patrolman Carpenter had served with the Louisville Division of Police Department for 11 years. He is survived by his wife, two (2) sons, and three (3) brothers.

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