Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Deputy Constable William Carey was shot and killed by a traveling evangelist known as Thomas "Cyclone" Johnson from Kentucky.
The reverend had a history of assaulting people who disagreed with his preaching and had done so against a man the night before. Deputy Constable Carey, who was unarmed and sworn in that day, and his cousin, who was also a deputy constable, arrested the subject for assault and battery.
They escorted him to the Jackson & Jeffries livery barn for arraignment. As a crowd of people gathered, the suspect produced a revolver and shot Deputy Constable Carey. He was struck twice in the neck, hitting his jugular vein and died within a few minutes. An unknown citizen returned fire and killed the suspect.
Deputy Constable Carey was survived by his wife and three children, two being six-month-old twin sons, two brothers and parents.
• Deputy Constable Carey is one of four known officers killed in the line of duty in Indiana who served only one day.