Bob Carver gunman dies

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Bob Carver gunman dies - WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 24, 1955 IB...
WEDNESDAY EVENING, AUGUST 24, 1955 IB Ex-Convict Dies of Wounds Received in Pistol Battle Hearing Not Necessary, Officials Decide; Officer Carver Praised an officer in Wyoming with * guns, these in addition to two armed robberies in Ogden where he wielded the same nickle-plated Ray William Romick, 33-year-old Evanston. Wyo.. S un that he used on Officer Car- resident and ex-convict, wounded in a gun battle with- Ogden Police Detective Roberts F. Carver last Saturday, died at 4 p. m. yesterday in Dee Hospital. The shooting to6k place when homicide was justifiable under Detective Carver entered Dicks ficer and it became clear that the the circumslances . Xo inquest Club tavern, 318 25th St., to place officer's life was gravely in dan- wjn be called for bv the CQUntv him under arrest in connection g e r and that the lives of other attorney's office, as the officer's with two Ogden armed robberies, innocent people were in jeopardy, conduct was without reproach. Romick resisted the arrest, fought then the officer had no choice Should any person feel otherwise, with the officer, then went for other than self-defense. " would ' of course ' be hls nght JUSTIFIED HOMICIDE "We have determined that all facts at hand indicate that this ... his own pistol and tried to shoot it out with the officer. County Attorney Maurice Rich- to go to any .lustice of the peace REGRET OUTCOME court of the county and request "We. alone with Officer Car- an inquest. L0unc >' Aiiorney Maur.ce rui:n- vcr and all otncr pollcc officials . -The county-attorney's office ards announced today there will of course re ,, rel that a death was f ,^ L * R ^ C £. .'".'- c -. ir v e r-for being be no inquest heanng into the lhc outcome of this gun battlc . a splendid . capa ble and consider- shooting because it wa"s deter- "We are certainly thankful, ate police officer with all our mined Detective Carver acted, in however, that if that had to be dealings with him in the past, and the line of dutv A.n investigation * ne case - that the loser should be knowing that he feels sad because I was made, by County Attorney the one at fault, rather than one of the final outcome of this mat- of our law enforcement officers ter, we wish to further publicly Richards and Assistant County At- or ot her citizens. state that we are very proud of torney Max D. Lamph. Their "Investigation of Romick shows the fearless and cool-headed man- statement follows- !' lat he was once a Police officer ncr in which he handled this mat- in Evanston, Wyo., that after that ter. IN LINE OF DLTY h e committed burglaries and an "His entire action in this re"After interviewing witnesses armed robbery for which he was gard can only be commended, and fully analyzin" the state- sentenced to a 1-15-vear term in and, we feel, a very great credit ments taken from all witnesses in f Texas prison: that he had on to the city of Ogden and to the , , , , two previous occasions threatened State of Utah." the case, we have reached the conclusion that officer Carver acted in the line of duty in at- i tempting to make the arrest. i "When Ray William Romick al- j tempted to wrest the officer's gun away from him, refused to submit to the legal arrest, and when he in-fact attempted to pull i County commissioners yester-• Most of the, refuse dumped, his own, gun, the officer had no i day instructed Sheriff LeRoy ] Sheriff Hadley'told the commis- other course but to use the force i Hadley to stop people from dump.; - - br :' ek «. block* and eld which he did to attempt to com-ling refuse along a Roy road that; sioners. is bricks, blocks and old plete the arrest. i parallels the Bamberger train i plaster left over when individuals "The fact that Romick was shot | tracks. i tear down buildings they have originally in the lower legs indi- j Commenting that .iunk dump-' bought at Arsenal Villa, cated clearly-that .the officering is "contagious," Commission- The commissioner said there had one purpose in mind—that.er A. P. Brown said the whole; is a county ordinance against of making the arrest as the law; road, north of the bridge, will j dumping along country roads and requires. ' i "just be a junk dump if we don't! told the sheriff to warn peopl* "When Romick fired on the of- ! stop it." i of it. County to Take Measures Against Roadside Dumpers

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  1. The Ogden Standard-Examiner,
  2. 24 Aug 1955, Wed,
  3. Page 9

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