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
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.