Incident DetailsCause of Death:
Detective Simon Carie was shot and killed while attempting to arrest two subjects.
He and another officer responded to the Palace of Sweets restaurant when its owner thought two counterfeit five-dollar bills had been used by the men. When the officers approached the subjects about two blocks away, Detective Carie was shot.
Detective Carie was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital where he died.
As both men ran to a vehicle parked nearby, the other officer returned fire and wounded one suspect. The other man fled to Bicknell where he was arrested two days later.
A 26-year-old suspect was later convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death. While awaiting a new trial ordered by the Indiana Supreme Court, he escaped from jail and was not captured until nearly 11 months later in Oak Grove, Colorado.
He was again convicted and sentenced to death in Gibson County in a change of venue but on appeal was granted another new trial. A jury later found him guilty of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to two to 21 years in prison, and released in 1948.
The wounded 30-year-old suspect was adjudged to be criminally insane in 1926 and again in 1950.
Detective Carie was survived by his mother and two brothers.