Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Deputy Marshal George Carney was shot and killed when he interrupted a burglary at the J.W. Mitchell & Co. drug store.
As he approached the rear alley, he was shot by one of the two males who were burglarizing the store. Deputy Marshal Carney was able to describe the suspects before he died the following day.
The 17- and 20-year-old males escaped but were captured two weeks later in Olney, Illinois, where one suspect exchanged shots with the city marshal during their arrest. They were later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to life in prison.
Deputy Marshal Carney was survived by his brother, who served with the Louisville, Kentucky, Police Department, sister and father.