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John Wesley Carpenter

End of Tour: Monday, April 29, 1935Fallen Hero
Rank: Patrolman
Assignment: Not available
Age: 55
Incident Date: Thursday, April 11, 1935
Incident Location: Not available
Cause of Death: Blood poisoning
Suspect Name: Not applicable
Weapon Involved: Not applicable
Case Status: Not applicable


Patrolman Carpenter, while attempting to lock up an unruly prisoner, suffered an injury to his hand. He developed a severe case of blood poisoning.

He had been with the agency for 11 years.

Louisville Division of Police