Michael J. Carroll
End of Watch: 12/11/1934
A 22-year veteran of the department, the first motorcycle officer, and the first traffic officer, Sgt. Carroll fell victim to a madman’s bullet while seeking to capture the individual for commitment to the Norwich State Hospital.
Sgt. Michael J. Carroll fell victim to a madman’s bullet while seeking to capture the individual for commitment to the Norwich State Hospital, on December 11th, 1934. The man had hidden in his room on the top floor of a Washington Street residence and fatally wounded the sergeant with one blast from a single-shot, 12-gauge shotgun as Sgt. Carroll attempted to open the door to his room on the upper story. The killer then reloaded and committed suicide to end the tragic sequence of events.
Sgt. Carroll had been a twenty-two year veteran of the department and had the distinction of being the first motorcycle officer and first traffic officer.