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Trooper Jimmy Ray Carty, Jr.

Texas Department of Public Safety - Texas Highway Patrol, Texas

End of Watch Thursday, May 26, 2005

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Reflections for Trooper Jimmy Ray Carty, Jr.

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Mark Mottola

May 30, 2020

Morning Daddy, I was just reflecting back and thinking about you. You are always on my mind and heart but heavier at times than others. You just had your 44th birthday, police week will be here soon and your daughter turns 16 in 20 days. She put a countdown on my phone so I know exactly how many days are left till she turns sweet 16. This is the year I give her your police bracelet we have been waiting to give her. The kids and I have been going through pictures and videos of you. The last picture of you that I took of Maddy was the one where you where giving her a goodbye kiss. Such a sweet blessing of a picture to have. I miss you daily! We go in two weeks to Honor you and our friends who have paid that ultimate sacrifice. It's always bitter sweet. It rekindles feelings that I've pushed down just to be able to breathe without you. But it also Honors you so I proudly go. I'll never stop representing you. You chose me to walk by your side through the good and the bad and that's just what I'll continue to do...carry on your name and your legacy.
Love you daddy! Love your lil momma Christy

Christy Carty-Mauk
Wife

May 3, 2019

Rest in peace Trooper Carty. Amen Mrs. Carty!

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

February 18, 2019

A child should never preceed their parents in death. Jimmy did and it ripped the heart and soul out of our family. Our only solace is he is with our Lord. Just wish I could feel his hugs again. When Jimmy hugged you knew you were hugged. Why do the good die young? Pray for his c;hildren that they will know him throuh our memories.

Sue Carty
Mother

May 29, 2018

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas

May 26, 2015

Well here we are. It's been almost 9 years since you were taken from us, but it seems like yesterday. As I sat at the Peace Officer's Memorial today I thought about all those fun time we had and about what a wonderful caring, loving human being you were. I was surprised that it still brought tears to my eyes after all these years. I don't think those tear will ever stop flowing. You were the best brother a girl could ever have. I miss you! You will always be in my heart and my memory!

Tara Kilgore
Sister

May 15, 2014

Hello my baby boy. It's been quite a while since I left a reflection. This year seems to be harder than last year around the holidays. Wanted to say how Bryce has grown into a fine young man and has learned to play the guitar. Maddy is so tall now, she's a beauty and she loves horses. She sings like an angel. Justice laughs at the slightest funny thing, just like you did. Dustin is a very loving man and enjoys doing things with the kids. They love him and turn to him for support. They have learned a lot of contructive things from him. I will always miss you. Holidays are just another day for all of us with you gone. I'll love you forever, I'll love you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be. Love you more and moroe everyday. Will see you again.
Love Momma

Sue
Mother

November 20, 2013

Hey daddy, was cleaning house today and looking through some of your last pictures of you with the blessings. I am so thankful that we decided to see each other as much as possible during training, no matter the sacrifice. We didn't have a lot of money but we both felt it important that family was coming first. So I'm thankful for the extra time and the extra pictures and videos that we took on your weekends. It was worth all the extra driving and worth every extra penny! The kids are getting so big! You would be proud of the Godly young man Bryce is becoming! Maddy is getting so tall and beautiful and smart! She lacks just a little in her height to being as tall as me, which doesn't say much! Justice is cute as ever and his so funny. He's a lot like you honey! Don't you worry about us, God is in control and Dustin is doing such a wonderful job taken care of us all. We all miss you and I'll never understand why you were taken but I'm learning that God has a divine purpose and plan and His will is best. I love you forever and always daddy! Till that day we meet again... your Lil momma

Christy
Wife

April 18, 2013

Very good friend. I still think about you bud from time to time. All the DPS trainings we went through. Will never forget you my dear roomate. A-05 always.

Alex Cantu
Friend (a-05 dps academy)

May 11, 2012

I miss you Jimbo. I think about you every day and I am so very proud of you. I'm not sure why God chose to take you early, but I know you're in a much better place. I love you so much! I will never forget your sweet, protective nature and the wonderful example you were to everyone who knew you.

Tara Kilgore
Sister

March 24, 2012

You will not be forgotten, Brother.

NLC, Special Agent
DHS/ICE/HSI (Texas)

March 18, 2011

Jimmy, it's been a while since I wrote, but I'm sure you know I have been to see your resting place. I sure do miss you, the GENTLE GIANT. I sure hope my baby girl is being good, I'm sure you are taking great care of her. Give her a big hug for me and tell her to give you a big hug and kiss from me and her and Bryce, Maddie and Justice. We all miss you dearly my friend. There is still a huge hole in my heart from the loss of you and her. Just know that you are still loved and missed by so many !!!! It's not Good Bye, Jimmy....It's "I will see you later my friend". Hold Katie's hand when she crosses the streets of heaven please !! Love always, Katie's mom and your friend

Anonymous

March 10, 2011

I had a few classes with Jimmy at TJC and lived in the same apartment complex for a while when he was working at the jail. Jimmy was an excellent student and rarely spoke, but when he did it was something worth hearing as he was a very quiet but wise individual. I can remember a professor in college once asking you point blank in class why you wanted to be a Trooper so bad. You humbly gave a great response. That would have been in late 99 or spring of 2000.

Jimmy was a great person, who set a great example for all others. Rest in peace Trooper Carty.

Deputy
former classmate at TJC

January 24, 2011

Hey Daddy!I was just looking at your reflection, I hadn't looked in awhile. I know I have not wrote much on here but you are never out of my thoughts! I just have been busy raising your three blessings. They are so great! It has been a tough road but we are all coming along much better now, only with Gods help! I truly don't see how people make it without Christ in their lives! I have been so blessed having you in my life! I miss you every day but life keeps going and I take comfort in knowing I will see you again my love! Forever and always yours, your little momma Christy

Anonymous

July 7, 2010

Dear Jimmy,
No one has left a reflection in quite a while, not even I. I still miss you greatly and always will. I still can't believe you are not going to walk in the door one day. I know you have gone home to a much better place. Your Dad and I will get your blessings this weekend and I can hardly wait. I love them so, it's the closest thing to having you here that we will ever know again on this earth. Little Justice gives your big bear hugs. Maddy is getting so big and prettier all the time. I love my precious son. Love Momma

Sue Carty
Mother

March 24, 2010

Your heroism and service is honored today, the 4th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Anonymous

May 26, 2009

It has been 4 years since you were called away from duty and for some it may seem like yesterday but for others it has felt like a lifetime since they saw your smile and felt your warm touch. Continue to come to your loved ones in their dreams so they can feel your presence and know you are watching over them. You have not been forgotten.

Bob Gordon
Father of Chicago Officer: Michael P. Gordon, EOW: 8/8/04

May 26, 2009

To Trooper Jimmy Ray Carty Jr., his family and his fellow officers with the Texas Department of Public Safty- Texas Highway Patrol:

Our heartfelt thoughts are with you on the anniversary of Trooper Carty’s tragic death and we honor him for his valor and sacrifice to the community. Rest in Peace, Trooper Cary and thank you for your service.

Wives Behind The Badge, Inc
Members and Staff

May 26, 2009

Hey Jimmy, I was talking to Shawne the other day and neither of us can believe it has been over 3 years since you left us. I haven't seen Whitey, Bryce, Maddie or Justice since because I'm still overseas but I speak to Nancy Lou and she gives me updates. When I see the pictures I see you in them all. I still remember the football game we all played at Freeport's baseball field after Thanksgiving one year. I remember you had to grab Bryce and coach him on a few things. It was great to see your patience with him and how he responded to you. We all miss you! I've never seen such a display than at your funeral. The Patrolmen paid great respect that day, as did we all. How ironic it was to be on my way back to Florida that weekend and a patrolman pulled me over in Shreveport. He seemed to think I was trafficking drugs because I was driving Mom's van but once he asked why I went to Texas, I told him to pay respects to you, he actually called in to verify my story and then sent me on my way. It's great that you're still watching over your loved ones still today. It seems we take our family for granted way too much. I just spent 10 days with my Granddaughters and it was fantastic. It made me realize that I need to be closer to them when I get done with this tour overseas. Life is too short and Grandparents need to be in their Grandkids' lives. You would have loved Brooke and Lexie. Brooke was born in April 2004 and Lexie in May 2005. I never had the privledge of meeting your parents but I will make sure I do so when I get back to Texas to visit. If you have time, reach down and smack Whitey upside the head for me. I'm sure she deserves it. I'll do it when I get back to the states in September. We miss you! Richie and Shawne

SMSgt Richard Smith
Whitey's Uncle

December 6, 2008

Although we did not know Jimmy, we know that he must have been a great man because he has 3 awesome children.

Brian & Mary Ann Mauk

December 5, 2008

Jimmy
Hey buddy I know it has been a while, but it just breaks my heart that you had to pay the ultimate price doing what you loved protecting us so that all could move on with their lives. So much has changed since your EOW, Please watch over your kids as they need their father, and I have and will continue as promised.
It is said that no one is ever gone from this world until they are forgotten. Never Happen.
The day will come when everything will come together for the good, right and strong and also for the bad, wrong and weak. Looking forward.
Well until that day I still have alot of work to do, please watch over. I will be back again

You Know Who

December 3, 2008

Jimmy Carty is a great man and officer. I enjoyed working with him at the SO. He is missed by all who knew him. To his family my prayer are with you and may GOD Bless you and keep you strong.

James Riggle
Smith County Sheriff Department

December 1, 2008

Bubba,
I know I just left a reflection, but I was thinking about you again. Today is exactly a month from my 16th birthday. It's hard to think how little I understood when you were actually in the hospital. I remember how I wouldn't go in to see you partly because I was afraid and partly because I was sure that you would make it through. Jeffrey, Kelsi, and I did not want to leave when mom had Karl take us home, but we had to finish school. It was one of the hardest times of all of our lives. I remember the last time I saw you at Catfish Heaven. I remember me being upset [I don't even remember why now] and you had me come over and sit in your lap. When I look back on that, it seems like God gave us that moment together for a reason. I know Jeffrey, Kelsi, and Alayna miss you just as much as I do. Mom shares your memories with Alayna since she was just little, but she will know what an amazing person and influence that you were to everyone that you came in contact with. We all love you and miss you tons Bubba!

Miranda
Niece

December 1, 2008

He was such a good example and a GREAT MAN. He was the best guy you could hange around, and the best couch you copuld have. I miss Jimmy because he is the one that you could trust and tell your problems too. He could help you with homework, sports, and help you get through any pain you could have with his personalety.

Casey Stanberry
close friend

November 27, 2008

Christy,Bryce,Maddy & Justice
WOW!!! Where do you start when your trying to describe a man like Jimmy. He was such a big ol' Teddy Bear. The kids that he coach had such a respect for him. To this day, when Casey thinks something isn't going right, he will say "Mom what do think Jimmy would do or say?" You know there are so many peoples lives that where touch by Jimmy. No matter if you knew him for a day or for years, he was always the same. Jimmy had the best attitude of any man I have ever known. He was always smiling that great big SMILE, and he never had a negitive thing to say about anyone. He will always be remembered in our house not only for his gentleness, but, for those big Bear Hugs. He truly is a
"GENTLE GIANT"!!!!!
We will always LOVE & Remember You!!!!!!!!

Teresa, Casey & Colby Stanberry

Teresa Stanberry
Friend

November 26, 2008

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