Deputy Commander Patrick Thomas Carothers

Deputy Commander Patrick Thomas Carothers

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, November 18, 2016

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Patrick Thomas Carothers

Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers was shot and killed as he and other members of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force attempted to serve a warrant on a subject in Long County, Georgia.

The man was wanted in South Carolina for attempted murder of police officers, domestic violence, and weapons violations. The task force had tracked the subject to the 11800 block of Tibit Drive in a mobile home park near Ludowici. As the arrest team made entry into the home the subject opened fire, striking Deputy Commander Carothers twice.

Other members of the task force returned fire, killing the subject.

Deputy Commander Carothers was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his wounds.

Deputy Commander Carothers had served with the United States Marshals Service for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.


  • Age 53
  • Tour 26 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Location Georgia
  • Weapon Handgun; 9 mm
  • Offender Shot and killed


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I had the honor and privilege of meeting Pat and assisting in apprehending a subject roughly one year before his tragic death. He was an amazing Marshal very dedicated to his work and very good at his job. The world is a lesser place without him and he will forever be missed. I hope one day I can have close to the reputation Pat did. You will not be forgotten brother and we often sit around telling our Pat Carothers stories. I love hearing the old dogs talk about you. Until Valhalla brother we’ll take the watch from here.

Deputy Stephen Welch
Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office

November 18, 2019

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