EOW: Saturday, December 12, 1964
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Officer Pete M. Woods was shot and killed by an escaped convict that was a passenger in a vehicle that area Police were searching for. The suspect was able to disarm Officer Woods and was attempting to disarm another officer that arrived as backup. Officer Woods struggled with the armed suspect as the suspect attempted to disarm the other Officer. Officer Woods was shot by the suspect during the struggle. The backup officer was shot in the chest while returning fire but survived. The suspect was arrested hours later by Shreveport Louisiana Police.
EOW: Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Cause of Death: Automobile Accident
Tour of Duty: 2 years
Badge Number: 118
Officer Everett Dennis was killed in an automobile accident while attempting to stop a traffic violator on US 79. His patrol car went out of control and overturned, ejecting him from the vehicle.
Officer Dennis had served with the Carthage Police Department for just over 1 year, and had previously served with the Marion County Sheriff's Department and Harrison County Sheriff's Department.
EOW: Retired 2005
Cause of Death: Illness, June 9, 2010
Tour of Duty: 25 years
Badge Number: K32
Carl Benjamin Mazzola, Jr. was born on April 19, 1944, in New Haven, Connecticut. Carl graduated from R.L. Turner High School in Carrollton, Texas, with the class of 1962. He entered into the U.S. Army in 1962, where he served his country in France, Germany, and Vietnam, where he was awarded the Bronze Star. He was honorably discharged in 1973. Carl worked in law enforcement for over 30 years. In 1980 he moved from Ft. Worth to Carthage to work for the Carthage Police Department where he served as the K-9 officer for the last 14 years of his career, retiring in 2005.