Leading up to National Police Week, the Cleveland Police Museum tells the stories of Cleveland’s fallen officers.
Chief Machinist’s Mate Carroll served in the Atlantic and the Aleutian Islands before going to the Pacific Ocean theater. He was killed on April 22, 1945 when Japanese kamikazes attacked his destroyer. His Naval Citation reads, in part, “Chief Machinist’s Mate Harold Cooper Carroll was awarded the Silver Star (posthumously) for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity while in charge of the engine room aboard the USS Isherwood in the Ryukyu Islands. His gallant actions and dedicated devotion to duty, without regard for his own life, were in keeping with the highest traditions of military service and reflect great credit upon himself.”
Patrolman Carroll was laid to rest in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii and is included in the Cleveland Police Department Fallen Officers Badge Case.