Agent Troy D. Carr - Killed May 14, 1994
On the evening of May 14, 1994, Agent Carr and two other ALE agents were scheduled to conduct an educational program at an ABC store for the establishment's employees. Upon entering, Agent Carr observed someone he believed was intoxicated leave the store and drive away. Agent Carr followed and attempted to stop the suspect. The man stopped his car in and began to run with Agent Carr in pursuit when the suspect turned and fired, fatally striking Carr. Agent Carr was able to return fire, wounding the suspect who was then taken into custody at the scene by state troopers. The suspect was convicted of first-degree murder on July 3, 1996, and sentenced to life in prison.
The 24-year old West Virginia native and 1992 UNC-Wilmington graduate joined North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement as an agent in 1993. His legacy of excellence continues through:
* An overpass bridge on the All American Freeway in Fayetteville dedicated in Agent Carr's honor.
* The Troy Douglas Carr Memorial Award presented to a trainee in the ALE Special Agent Academy who exhibits outstanding achievement in academics, physical fitness, firearms, practical exercises and leadership.
* Douglas Carr Memorial Scholarship awarded to students majoring in criminology or criminal justice at UNC-Wilmington.