Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

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.

Dear Carty Family,

It's been over a year since you lost your husband, father, and son. I cannot begin to comprehend the loss of such an incredible man. I knew him for only a short time as he coached my son along with his own son on the football field. I feel honored and blessed to have known Jimmy for as long as I did and I am more honored to be a friend of his wife. I consider it a true blessing to enjoy watching Maddie and Justice grow up in our small town. I still enjoy watching Bryce on the football field where I know Jimmy is watching over him and coaching him from above. When I look into the small and innocent faces of Maddie and Justice I see Jimmy's spirit and love. When I see Christy holding those sweet babies while watching Bryce play football I know that Jimmy is sitting along side of them and cheering ever so proudly like any father would.
Jimmy may be gone but he is not forgotten. His wonderful spirit and his huge smile will live on in the little boys he coached and his own children he left behind. As for his wife, Christy, I wish you nothing but courage, strength, love and hope. Thank you for sharing your family with mine and allowing me to express my heartfelt message to you.

Love to you all,
Heidi Moore
Van, TX.
Jimmy's Biggest Fan

Heidi Moore
Close family friend

November 12, 2006

My dear, sweet, precious son, it's taken me this long to get the courage to do this. Your Dad and I know you are with the Lord and that is the only thing that helps us make it through each day. While the circumstances of your death cannot be understood, we know God knows all things and we have to trust Him. Your babies will never forget you because you will live on for them in the sharing of our memories of what an exemplary young man you were and what an awesome man you became. Shawn and Tara miss you desparately, as well as do your neices and nephews. Thanks to all who have left reflections for Jimmy and for his family. Jimmy, I love you forever, I love you for always, as long as I'm living my baby you'll be. A parent is supposed to go before their children.
Love Mom

October 1, 2006

the first day i heard jimmy was in the hospital I wasnt that upset because i just new god would watch over him and not let nothing happen to him. i really miss him because he was the cousin that i really looked up to, i always wanted to be a trooper cause he was, he was the best cousin and person that anybody could ever ask for, we love you and miss you jimmy.

chris jones

September 20, 2006

there is no way to explain Jim Bo but a loving and caring husband and dad, he has always been there for his kids no matter what, he was fun to be around, he always had a smile on his face no matter what, he loved his wife and kids and famly derly, there is no way to describe how much he will be missed.

chris jones

September 18, 2006

I never met you but I have met people who knew you and trained with you in recruit school. I read a letter recently in the DPSOA Magazine from your wife. I know that you served the State of Texas and I am truly sorry that you did not get to serve for the Texas Highway Patrol. For your wife and family, we are here for them anytime, for you, brother, rest easy in your place in heaven brother, watch over us that are still hear, we will see you in time.

Trooper II D. Allen
Texas Highway Patrol

August 4, 2006

I had the pleasure of being one of your training officers at the S.O. I mostly remeber us having a lot of fun chasing them gang bangers out east, your where a great cop. Gog Bless you and your family.

John Smith SCSO

Deputy John Smith
Smith County S.O.

June 19, 2006


You left us way too soon. I'll never forget you and watching you "train" for the DPS via running the road and just dripping with sweat ---- pursuing your dream. And watching you play with your kids and holding and loving them. And that GREAT BIG smile that was always on your face will be the one thing I will always most remember. I know that you are in God's care now and if there is a way, you are watching over those babies and your loving wife. Know that you are not forgotten. I pray for Blessings for your family.


June 8, 2006

Rest in peace, Trooper Carty. Your dedication and sacrifice are not forgotten.

Linda Lamm - LEO wife and sister of
Jay Balchunas EOW 11.05.04

May 28, 2006

You served and we remember.
It is in your memory that we continue on.
Rest in peace troop.

Master Trooper
Virginia State Police

May 26, 2006

Rest safe Trooper Carty until the chain links again.May Our Lord Bless you and your family.

May 26, 2006

We will be in Washington with honor and respect to hear your name read.

Linda Rittenhouse, Matt's Mom
Matthew Rittenhouse EOW 9/16/04

Linda Rittenhouse

May 6, 2006

There are no words that I could ever write or say about my brother. From the moment he came into our life he was the special one. I remember the second our Mamaw answered the phone and told me and my sister Tara that we had a baby brother how very different my life became. We jumped up and down, I remember, on their pier and beam floor. We had to wait to see him. What pride I had. I didn't even know what love was. Then, after they brought him home, I brought my friends from my school bus in to our house to show him off. I don't think Momma was happy about that, but, oh well.

I have many memories.

Miranda, Jeffrey, Kelsi and my own, Kylee miss him terribly. He always took the time to share with them. They don't quite understand what has happened. Uncle Bubba will always be with them.

Shawn Holladay

March 12, 2006

God Bless Trooper Carty's family and his family of Blue. No words can take the sadness away when a loved one is taken away before we on earth think it's time. I have experienced brother's in blue being taken before what I thought their time should have been. My prayers are with both families.
Sherry Price
Anchorage Police department

Anchorage Police Department

February 27, 2006

RIP brother. May you rest your head and let us take the lead.


February 25, 2006

Trooper Carty JR. your work on this Earth as we know it is done. You are in God's Care now. May you rest in peace brother.

SGT. Daryl Brewer
Clarksville Police Dept....Clarksville, Tennessee

February 25, 2006

Thank you for your dedicated service to your community and your department. May the Lord bless you and keep you. May they never forget your faithful service to your community and department and the brave HERO that you were. To Mrs. Carty, children, family, friends and co-workers, our heartfelt prayers and sympathies are with you. May God be with you all during this very sorrowful time. Words will never compensate the loss you have suffered. We pray that He now gives you all strength in your time of need. May you find peace in the thought, that we as friends in law enforcement, take this time to lift you up in prayer.

For your act of unselfish bravery and courage Trooper Carty, we salute you. Blessed are the peacemakers

Denise & Erin Hunter, Widow and Daughter
Sgt. Gregory L. Hunter, Grand Prairie, TX Police Dept., EOW 6-18-04

February 24, 2006

Rest in peace brother, May God bless you and your family.


February 23, 2006

Rest in peace sir. Thank you for your service.

Collins Fire Dept. (Mississippi)

February 23, 2006

May God Bless the Peacekeepers and their families. Thank you, Trooper Carty, for keeping US safe. Rest in the arms of the Angels. Godspeed.

Georgia Civilian

February 22, 2006

Trooper Carty,
You and your family are in our prayers. Rest Easy Brother!

Officers Paul & Amy Sperandeo
Westwego Police Dept, Gretna Police Dept LA

February 22, 2006

Rest in peace brother, you will not be forgotten.

Patrolman Shaun McCready
Altoona (PA) Police Department

February 22, 2006

God Speed, Brother.

P.O. K.Murphy
Union PD, NJ

February 22, 2006

Rest in peace Brother

Officer Eric Newbury
California Highway Patrol

February 21, 2006

Rest in Peace...

Police Officer
Syracuse Police Dept,NY

February 21, 2006

God bless the family of Trooper Jimmy Ray Carty Jr. and to all the brave members of the Texas Highway Patrol
for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

New Jersey State Police

February 21, 2006

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