Turnkey Carroll E. Bond

Fallen HeroTurnkey Carroll E. Bond

On 2 June, 1914, we lost our brother, Carroll E. Bond, to an on duty suicide. Turnkey Bond joined the Baltimore Police Department in 1900 as a patrolman. In 1911, while on a hunting trip with a fellow officer, he was shot in the face with a shotgun blast of birdshot. The tragic incident not only cost him his eye but also forced him to leave his role as a patrolman. As a turnkey, Bond's spirits dampened, and he grew increasingly melancholy. Eventually, on 2 June, 1914, he reached a breaking point and made a desperate decision. He went to the assembly area of the booking station, called out to his sergeant, and tragically ended his own life with a single gunshot to his right temple. 

The Evening Sun Tue Nov 21 1911 turnkey takes life after loss of eye 72To see full size article click HERE or on the article above

The Evening Sun Tue Jun 2 1914 turnkey takes life 72

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