Detective
Simon Arthur Carie
Vincennes Police Department
Thursday, April 1, 1926

Age: 43
Served: 6 years
Badge #:
Panel 57W, Line 12
Panel L7, Line 2

Incident Details

Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date/Time of Incident:
Thursday, April 1, 1926
12:30 pm
Incident to Death Duration:
Same day
Incident Location:
513 Main Street, Vincennes
Incident County:
Knox
Incident Township:
Vincennes
Weapon Used:
Revolver
Suspect Disposition:
Released in 1948
Burial Place:
Fairview Cemetery, Vincennes

   Detective Simon Carie was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two subjects.

   He and another officer responded to the Palace of Sweets restaurant when its owner thought two counterfeit five-dollar bills had been used by the men. When the officers approached the subjects about two blocks away, Detective Carie was shot and killed.

   As both men ran to a vehicle parked nearby, the other officer returned fire and wounded one suspect. The other man fled to Bicknell where he was arrested two days later.

   A 26-year-old suspect was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. While awaiting a new trial ordered by the Indiana Supreme Court, he escaped from jail and was not captured until nearly 11 months later in Oak Grove, Colorado.

   He was again convicted and sentenced to death in Gibson County in a change of venue but on appeal was granted another new trial. A jury later found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to two to 21 years in prison, and released in 1948.

   The wounded 30-year-old suspect was adjudged to be criminally insane in 1926 and again in 1950.



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