Sunday, March 18, 2012
CMPD Detective Randy Carrol 1969 - 2012
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department Detective Randy Carrol passed away on Tuesday March 14, 2012.
Detective Carrol was assigned to CMPD's Armed Robbery Investigations Unit and served with the department for 18 years.
He leaves behind his wife of 20 years Lisa Edison Carroll, two daughters: Josie Carroll and Willa Carroll.
Randy was born November 15, 1969 in Pinehurst, N.C., the son of William Ray Carroll and the late Mabel Paul Carroll.
Randy Carrol was an avid runner and had completed two marathons, an enthusiastic golfer, a member of the Eastgate Masonic Lodge # 692. Randy graduated with the 113th training class.
A memorial services was held on Saturday March 17, 2012 at the Central United Methodist Church in Monroe North Carolina.
There are dozens of touching guest book entries located here. But this one gives you a good idea the kind of CMPD Officer Randy was.
"I did a ride along with Randy when I was rookie almost 8 years ago and spoke with him whenever I saw him. He was a great person which in turn made him a great officer. I was riding with Randy, and I remember a car cutting us off and nearly hitting us, as we were in an unmarked Impala and Randy stuck his head out the window and said hey "It's your world don't worry about us" and to this day I use that saying when I get cut off in traffic:) Randy you will be missed." - Richard Nelson
Cedar Posts didn't know Randy Carrol but I imagine he was the kind of guy that sharing a beer with was always a pleasure and having him watching your back was always a blessing.
Randy's Memorial Service was held Saturday, of the more than one hundred people who attended the service including more than a dozen CMPD Officers, but there was not one member of Chief Rodney Monroe's command staff. Not the Chief or one Deputy Chief, Major, or Captain.
No doubt that had Officer Carrol died in the line of duty Chief Monroe would have been present or at least would have sent a member of his command staff out of respect. But Officer Carrol was no less someone who served the department and the City of Charlotte for faithfully for 18 years, often at the expense of his family. Frankly he and his wife Lisa and their two children deserved that respect, and it is embarrassing that the department's noticeably absent command staff failed to show.