Officer Carl J. Carlson

Officer Carl J. Carlson

End of Watch: 

March 9, 1929

Age: 39
Salt Lake City Police Department
Accidental: Fall

Officer Carl J. Carlson died from injuries he received during a liquor raid the previous day. 

Officer Carlson and other officers raided 23 S. West Temple where they located several barrels of mash. One of the 50-gallon barrels fell on Officer Carlson’s foot causing him to jump back and strike his head against the wall. Following treatment for the foot injury at the hospital, Officer Carlson attended a wrestling exhibition. There he was found semi-conscious clinging to a lamp post. Taken to the hospital, he died the following morning of a basal skull fracture. Officer Carlson was survived by his wife and six children. He is buried in Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park. 

The bronze memorial name plaque of Officer Carl J. Carlson is sponsored by the Salt Lake City Police Mutual Aid Association.

Fallen Officers