Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Lieutenant Monica Carey

Clayton Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch Friday, September 14, 2001

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Reflections for Lieutenant Monica Carey

My condolences go out to the family of Lieutenant Carey and our prayers are with the family in their hour of need.

Ken Kepley, Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Prisons

I thank you for your service and great scarifice you made. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, co-workers and friends. God Bless..

Sgt. Jeff Swenson
Lehi Police Department (Utah)

Rest in Peace Lieutenant Carey.


What a sad, sad day... I cannot even imagine. My condolances to the family, you'll be in my prayers.

Patrolman Christopher Rusk
Southern Shores Police Dept. (NC)

Dear Mommie,
I will miss you so very much. Lt.MW Carey was the best person in the world if you knew her.I love my mommie very much if you knew her you would of loved her to.. 403 to real 403 you have permission to go to 1042.
love always your wonderful daughter,
P.S. people that read this please pray for my mommie for me and the rest of the family..

meghan(monkey) daughter

Lt. Monica Carey (403)

My best friend, my cousin, my confidant
A beautiful mother, wife, daughter, and sister.
A brave and loyal officer, a determined acheiver.
How can any one person be more perfect and special?

She means everything to me. She was there when I was down, She was there to make me cry,
She was there to make me laugh, whether it be peking wok jokes, scrap booking, shopping or just needing a kick in the butt. She was there.

She showed me that any goals you set for your self, can always be acheived through determination. She taught me to be strong and accept things as they come, to use my weaknessess as strengths to get me up on my feet. She showed me life is only what you make of it, you do what you love and live it to the fullest.

What I love and admire most about Monica, is that she has done everything she's instilled to me. I can not be more proud of her.

Family outings will never be the same, Christmas, Thanksgiving, birthdays or anniversaries. As a family I know we can pull through. I am very fortunate to have all of you, and to share such a close and special bond with one another is something most families don't have.

Through all the pain and agony, having Monica in our thoughts and hearts and remembering all of the special moments we share; whether they be big camping trips to Alabama or social gatherings at nana's. I hope our pain will heal.

I have to grasp and realize that Monica was doing what she loved. Her destiny was to serve and protect, and she did a damn good job at it.

While in the line of duty, she was called by the lord, just as called by the lord to serve, was taken by the lord quickly without suffering. I want to thank the lord for bringing such a beautiful person into this world. If it wasn't for Monica I wouldn't have inherited her good will and determination.

Recently I have thought about taking the semester off, but I know Monica would not allow it. She would want me to proceed with life and fulfill my dreams like she did hers.

So now is the test, being a Senior at UNCW and taking on a load of hard classes, if there's even a moment of doubt that I can't go on, I'll just think of the values and morals Monica has bestowed upon me and put the will and determination to practice.

As a family, I hope you will do the same.
Marlina Oakes (proud cousin (sister) of Lt.Monica Leigh Williams Carey)

Marlina Oakes cousin

My thoughts and prayers are with the family, fellow officers and community.

Patrol Officer, Tom Furrer
Lacey Police Department, Lacey Washington

To the Carey Family,
May GOD bless your family and comfort your pain in the tremendous loss you have suffered. I never had the pleasure of meeting Lt. Carey but never the less I feel your pain. Lt. Carey will not be forgotten, but reflected on and remembered as a HERO! My deepest sympathies go out to each and everyone who was blessed with knowing her. God Speed.

Lt. Jeff Mills
Williamston P D, NC

God will take care of you now,rest now, God will also deal with the animal that took you from us. thank you for doing the job.

Police Officer Tim Pappas
Cincinnati Police/SWAT

Lt. Carey was a wonderful person. I had the honor to work with Lt. Carey for a short time and during that short time I had the honor to learn what kind of person she was. I left Clayton P.D. shortly after she came to Clayton P.D. We kept in touch over the past two years during events such as raising money for the North Carolina Special Olympics. Lt. Carey was early to work and would go home late at night. This was the kind of person she was. My thoughts and prayers go out to the Carey Family, Members of the Clayton Police Dept., and the Town of Clayton. I know that Clayton is a close knit community and will feel the effects of this tragedy for years to come. Lt. Carey Rest in Peace and Thank You for being my friend.

Police Officer Mike McIver
Garner Police Department

My heart mourns for your family. May God comfort your family, friends and co-workers.

Patrolman Keith Adams
Cary Police Dept, NC

Lt. Carey was a wonderful member of the CPD, who was loved dearly by us all. She was an enthusiastic person, who loves being an officer. I was always impressed with the fact that no case, was small or less important than another. She was a great help to me with my animal cruelty cases. I am forever changed by knowing her and am glad to say she was my collegue and my friend. Rest in Peace 403, you will be missed!

Love, 419 Angela Lee/ CPD and daugter of Charles Lee EOW 12/2/1972 CPD

Angela Lee , Humane Officer
Clayton PD

So much tragedy during this week. Good Officers making ultimate sacrifices. May God Bless you and your loved ones and God Speed your journey. Thank you for making the streets safer.

Kenny Rose
Lehi Police Dept. (Utah)

My heart breaks when I hear of another officer fallen. I understand the agony of losing someone so young. To her family, life is not fair and I pray for you and your undeserved circumstances. Your wife and mother will be with you always.

friend of Corporal Joey Cushman
e~o~w 6.7.01.

To the Carey family,
God bless you for the tremendous sacrifice you have all made. We remember to well the sadness you are feeling. Let us encourage you by saying that you and your loved one will not be forgotten, the members of your new extended family will support you through this time and beyond. Your strength will amaze you for it comes from above as a gift like no other. Know that our family will pray for you, as will many others who you don't even know but understand what you face in the days to come.

Colby & Angela Matteson
Brother of Fallen Officer Brad Matteson EOW 10/5/2000

Blessed are the peacemakers,For they shall be called sons of God." Matthew 5:9

Joe Caragiulo
Miami PD (retired)

To the family and friends of Lieutenant Carey, our thoughts and prayers go out to you

God Bless you

Terry Miyares
Officer Emilio Miyares
E/O/W 11/6/86
Hialeah Police Dept., Florida

Terry Miyares, officer's widow
Hialeah Police Dept.

We have faced to much tragedy in the past few days and yet one more great officer is killed. My heart is so very heavy today. God bless you and your family. You will not be forgotten.

Explorer Justin Betts
Alameda County Sheriff's Office

My heart stops when I read of another fallen officer. God bless her family, friends, and department. She was a true hero to be proud of.

Baltimore City Police

I can not express any better words than my fellow officers have expressed. God Bless LT Monica Carey, CPT Joe Carey, her family, members of her department, the State of North Carolina, and the United States of America. I know she will be looking down upon us and guiding us through these difficult and troubled times.

SGT Jason Tyson
Wilmington Police Department, Wilmington NC

You are not forgotten! We will continue to do the job in your honor and in memory of you and all who laid down their lives so that we could live in a civilized society. We are stronger because of you. Rest in peace.


This is a tragic loss for law enforcement in Johnston County. All ( Smithfield PD ) our thoughts and prayers are with the family and the Clayton Police Department.

Officer J. D. Taylor
Smithfield Police Department

I knew Lt. Carey. Her husband is my Captain at Wilmington. Both are super people and would just about do anything for you. Monica, as I really know her loved police work and always strived to make herself and the agency she worked for the best. Monica will surely be missed. Our law enforcement family has certainly lost a good sister.
As a police officers' wife my most memorable time with Monica is when she and her husband spent 8 hours at the hospital with us when our 4yr old son was having kidney surgery. She was a very loving and caring friend. We will miss her dearly.

Sgt. Mike Clemmons
Wilmington Police Department

Monica worked at the Wilmington Police Department in the late 1980's and early 1990's. She was a great person to be around. She was the life of any gathering and was always ready to help. Her husband, Capt. J.W. Carey, has been employed with the Wilmington Police Department since 1973. He was proud of his wife and the job she was doing in Clayton (NC). He will miss her greatly. Her two beautiful children will miss her always. (Please keep them in your prayers as they grow up.) I am proud to say that I knew Monica; I am proud to say she was a friend. She will be missed by us all. May God be with her entire family during their time of need.

Sgt. Warren Kennedy
Wilmington Police Department



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