Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Trooper Eli M. McCarson

New Jersey State Police, New Jersey

End of Watch Thursday, December 17, 2015

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Reflections for Trooper Eli M. McCarson

God Bless you Trooper McCarson, our brother and family. You are gone, but never forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.

Trooper Aric Dierkhising
South Dakota Highway Patrol

December 21, 2015

My condolences to Trooper McCarson family, friends, and colleagues of the New Jersey State Police. God provides a wonderful prospect for our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death. Revelation 21:4 reads "he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have past away." I pray Jehovah God promise brings comfort to all who knew Trooper McCarson.

ECS II L Toatley
Orlando Police Department

December 21, 2015

May God Bless Trooper McCarson and his family. May You Rest in Peace My Brother.....

Trooper II Ruben San Miguel
Texas Department of Public Safety

December 21, 2015

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

December 21, 2015

Trooper McCarson, thank you for your service and for being at your post each day to protect and serve. We are very grateful. I know your family is proud of you. To the family, I am deeply sorry for your loss. You join another family now who understands this loss. Please know that the support that is offered to you helps all of us to heal. Lastly, I invite all GT residents to display a blue light candle in the window this holiday season in rememberance of all of our fallen officers, but especially for Eli who left us all too soon.

Cheryl Margetin / GT resident and sister
Special Agent (ATF) Johnny Masengale, EOW 5-6-1992

December 21, 2015



December 21, 2015

May God Bless you and you Family
Rest in Peace

Ptlm. R. Danise
Belleville NJ Police Department

December 21, 2015

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service and dedication.

Cpl. M. Davis #2614
Prince George's County Police

December 21, 2015

To the Parents and Siblings of NJSP McCarson, my condolences. In this season it will be hard to take great cheer. But down the road the memories remain of the entire life of the man boy baby. Those are the ones that we still laugh at and relish. My Brother, NJSP Scott M. Gonzalez #5059 , has already passed. At our Christmas dinner, he is always there with us but even more, in my dreams, he comes alive again. The little brother, those cupcake cheeks. But most I miss if he would have lived, how our lives would have been different with him here. My Mother mentally died after he passed. So say his name frequently, his dumb jokes, childhood mis-steps...all of it. All of you. He will never be gone if you keep him alive amount friends and family. It will take time because every time you see a trooper vehicle, you will want to see him. Celebrate the whole life of Eli not just as a Trooper. That was the greatest comfort I have ever found since Scott has been gone.

Susan Gonzalz
Pround Sister of NJSP Scott Gonzalez #5089

December 21, 2015

Rest easy brother...

Chief Deputy Aaron Evans
Campbell County, TN Sheriff's Office

December 21, 2015

Our prayers and thoughts are with the family of Trooper McCarson. Thank you for your service Sir! Rest in Peace

Karen Perrucci
sister of fallen LEO Gary D. Pagano

December 20, 2015

Good Speed my brother. Never forgotten.

Det. Edward Uranyi (ret.)
Chatham Borough NJ

December 20, 2015

Your spirit and dedication lives on with us all. We met for a brief moment just prior to graduation and we all saw so much promise in you.
We are honored to say our son served along side you including the elite class of 155.

Sergeant Raymond Toscano
Lavallette Police Department, NJ

December 20, 2015

Rest In Peace Trooper Eli McCarson. May your new journey be a Grand one with Peace and Tranquility.

Trooper, Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice.

Senior Special Agent B.L. Sherwood
Port Terminal Railroad Police Houston,TX

December 20, 2015

Please accept the sincere sympathy from the Massachusetts State Police. Our thoughts and prayers are with the McCarson and New Jersey State Police family.

Colonel Richard Mckeon
Massachusetts State Police

December 20, 2015

RIP Brother. Prayers to the family and Department.

Sergeant (retired) Bob Jones
Illinois State Police

December 20, 2015

Trooper Eli McCarson, during your tour of duty you served the citizens of New Jersey with honor and dignity, it is now your time to rest with all of the other heroes that have gone before you. We will carry on from here. To the family of Trooper Eli McCarson you all are in our thoughts and prayers. The Law Enforcement family will stand beside you. To the men and women of the New Jersey State Police hold your heads high as you all carry on during these difficult times. Stay Safe. Fair Winds and Following Seas Troop.

Detective Grade One Robert F. Jackson
Metropolitan Police Department Homicide Branch

December 20, 2015

Rest in Peace Trooper McCarson. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and prayers are with the McCarson Family and the New Jersey State Police.
R.I.P Trooper.

Wm Jean-Paul Rochat
Swiss Army, MP, Trafic & Escort Unit

December 20, 2015

Eli, your selfless dedication to the public is recognized here in Los Angeles as we mourn your untimely death. We also pause to reflect and respect the responders who responded to your aid and we are most certain they were most valiant..

Lt. M. Fitzgerald
Federal Bureau of Prisons

December 20, 2015

RIP Trooper. We have the watch.

Police Officer
Cherry Hill PD

December 19, 2015

Trooper McCarson, may God bless you and your family and give them the strength and courage to kèep fulfilling your dreams. Thank you for your service, may you rest in peace.

Dsg. Vincent j. Dolan
New Jersey State Police

December 19, 2015

Rest in Peace Trooper...


December 19, 2015

Rip Brother.

Sgt Al Sellinger
Scotch Plains Police Dept

December 19, 2015

I have talked to so many people who said you were such a great person. Thank you for your service sir. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Trooper Mccarson.

SPECIALIST Gary Lowell Jr. ( NJANG 3-11

December 19, 2015

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO! May God
Give the family and friends the strength and faith to deal with this tragic loss. Words can not express my sorrow!

"The Badge"

He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.

He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.

Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.

He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.

His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.

He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.

And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.

But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.

Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.

Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.

So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.

In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.

Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.

Written By:
David L. Bell

Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright BMI © 1993 - All Rights Reserved

Investigator David L Bell (Retired)
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

December 19, 2015

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