Deputy U.S. Marshal Carl Joseph Kalafatich

Deputy U.S. Marshal Carl Joseph Kalafatich

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

End of Watch Friday, February 23, 1968

Carl Joseph Kalafatich

Deputy U.S. Marshal Carl Kalafatich was killed in a vehicle crash while serving civil process papers in Hollywood, Florida.

He was entering I-95, from Hollywood Boulevard, when his vehicle was struck from behind by another car and pushed into a truck that was parked on the shoulder. Deputy Marshal Kalafatich was transported to Memorial Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The other driver died of his injuries several days later.

Deputy Marshal Kalafatich was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. He was survived by his wife, son, two daughters, father, and 10 siblings.


  • Age 43
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Location Florida

Most Recent Reflection

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I love the comment from Marshal Chris Di Gerolamo! The Bible says it best in Matthew 5:9 :) Thank you for leaving it... as it means a lot to me and my family

My father, Carl J. Kalafatich was taken from me and my family way to early. I was only 5 at the time. As I write this reflection of my father I know that there are many others who suffer as well... it is very hard for anyone who looses a father or mother... as it has been very hard for me!

A day does not go by where I don't think about my father. I look at my children Eli Joseph, Liam, and Emma... hurting as they will never know their grandfather, as I never got to know my dad. All I can do is to honor him by telling his story to my children, in hopes that he will not be forgotten. Thank you to the Marshals and the Officer Down Memorial Page for remembering and honoring him 51 years later. My dad was a WWII Veteran who served in the United States Navy. For a time he was a Washington DC police officer, or Capital Police. Later he went on to serve as a United States Marshal.

Thank you all who read and allow my father to live on in your hearts and prayers!

Semper Fi!

SSG Brian Kalafatich, son of Deputy Marshal Carl J. Kalafatich

December 3, 2018

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