Detective Roy A. Carney, Jr.

Name: Roy A. Carney, Jr.
Star: Uknown
Memorial Panel #:  14
Rank: Detective
District / Unit: Woodlawn Station
End of Watch: 18 April 1958
Incident Details: Detective Roy Carney, 35, was a 10-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department, assigned to the Woodlawn Station. On April 18, 1958, off-duty Detective Carney was in the tavern owned by his wife, Carrie, near 66th Street and Marquette Road. Two armed robbers entered and shot Det. Carney after he identified himself as a police officer and attempted to draw his weapon. Officer Carney was pronounced dead upon arrival at St. Bernard Hospital.James Davis, 26, and Larry Oden, 27, were convicted and sentenced to death in 1958. In 1961, they were found guilty for the second time and sentenced to serve 199 years in prison.

Detective Carney is survived by his wife, Carrie, and his father, Roy Sr., (CPD).