Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Corporal Nathaniel Alan Carrigan

Park County Sheriff's Office, Colorado

End of Watch Wednesday, February 24, 2016

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Reflections for Corporal Nathaniel Alan Carrigan

What can I say, buddy? I wear your wristband and remind myself to slow down and remain calm. I've always been high strung and you were the calm logical one. Jamie Carrigan has become so great too and I know you're proud of him. I wish you were here. You'll never know the reach and effect you had on all of us. By the way, I misplaced a belt keeper the other day and I blame you. I'm sure you hid it. I love you and continue to grieve your loss like it was yesterday. Till we meet again.

Deputy Sheriff D.M Harper-Head Anderson County Sheriff's Office

February 25, 2022

Coming up on 5 years my friend.
I miss your presence. You are missed by many.

Mark Wesseldine Ret. Fire Chief
Platte Canyon Fire

February 16, 2021


You would have turned 40 the other day. Your still love, missed, and thought of often.

Fidelis Ad Mortem

Deputy Sheriff D.M Harper-Head Anderson County Sheriff's Office

November 19, 2020

Rest In Peace

Mark Mottola

February 24, 2020

Rest in peace Corporal Carrigan.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 15, 2019

John 5:28, 29 - "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out". I pray that everyone can find peace in knowing that we will see this officer as well as many others again in Paradise soon. Until then, please accept my condolences.

A.W. Montgomery
Concerned Citizen

August 30, 2018


Still feels like yesterday sometimes. I'm extremely cautious on evictions now. Should have always been but your sacrifice has led me to he more cautious. Your were truly loved Nate and will always be missed. Were right around the corner from your anniversary which is hard. Just wanted to say I love and miss you.

Deputy Sheriff D.M Harper-Head
Marion County Sheriff's Office

February 10, 2018

I remember seeing this on the news and thinking how wrong it was for someone to die over an eviction notice. Saddens me to see an officer die so tragically. Praying that time and memories has healed those who knew and loved you. God bless you for your service.

Mikelle Agee-Odoms
911 Dispatcher

January 28, 2018

I ran a hero's 5k in your Honor today Sir. YOU are not forgotten.

Det. Michele Nelson
Riverside County Sheriff's Department, CA

February 24, 2017

Heros are never forgotten. God Bless family, friends and co-workers. Never forget.

CTO Deborah Bush
Campbell County Va

January 14, 2017

To Nate's family , thank you for sharing your beloved Nate with us all. He was a friend and a great person. I enjoyed riding with him and just being around him. It was always light hearted and funny to be in his presence. I love and miss him dearly

Auxilary deputy Troy Heineman
Park County Sheriffs Office

December 2, 2016

God Speed. We have it from here.

Sergeant Robbins
Wichita Police Department

August 9, 2016

I am forever sorry I wasn't there with you. I will try to make it up somehow. You were the only one who called when I was going through a hard time. The only time you got on my way was when I happened to be going down. They say that is what friends do. Thank you.

Kevin Koopmann
Park County SO

July 11, 2016

On behalf of my family, I extend our sincerest condolences on the grievous loss you suffered when Nate was killed.

To the Carrigan family, fellow officers, and all who call Nate beloved, my heart goes out to all of you and may you find comfort in your loved ones and your strength in your faith. When my son was killed, the entire law enforcement community in our area embraced us in a circle of love and support, and I know you will receive the same support. It makes the unbearable less torturous, and I pray for your solace.

This reflection is sent with the utmost respect for the dedicated service Deputy Carrigan gave to his community and the citizens of Colorado, and for the supreme sacrifice he and his family made on February 24, 2016.

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05

June 15, 2016

Deputy Carrigan - The loss to your community is almost overwhelming. They seem strong enough, perhaps because they knew you, so well, to rise up better and not bitter about your being taken from them. You made a difference, on the job and off.

Thank you for your service to the State of Colorado and especially to the people of Park County. May God grant you eternal rest and may His perpetual light shine upon you.

Sgt. Kieth Moreland
Arapahoe Community College PD (Ret. LAPD)

April 4, 2016

God bless you my brother. Thank you for your service and sacrifice. May His healing hand touch your family, friends, and fellow deputies. Rest easy my brother, we'll take the watch from here.

Trooper Steve Olson
Michigan State Police

April 3, 2016

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family, friends and co workers of this brave officer. Rest in peace.

Sheriff Ray Foster
Buchanan County Sheriffs Office

March 19, 2016

God's peace and speed Corporal Carrigan. Thank you for your brave, dedicated service. RIP Brother.

P/O R. Popelka #7903
Chicago P.D.

March 16, 2016

Rest in peace brother and thank you for your service. As you join our brothers and sisters in the hall of heroes, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Vires et Honorem

PTLM - retired
Mohawk PD

March 16, 2016

My family and I would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family, friends, and fellow co-workers of Corporal Nate Carrigan during this very difficult time. You remain in our thoughts and prayers. May you find comfort and support from those around you. May God help heal your aching hearts. Rest in peace, Corporal Nate Carrigan.

Gail M. Pabst
Aunt of fallen Detroit P.O. Jennifer Fettig eow 2/16/04

March 15, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice and may you rest in peace.

Commonwealth's Attorney Travis Bird
Spotsylvania County, VA

March 14, 2016

Too many funerals going on in Colorado ... a place I Loved living at one time ... I'm hoping for a return , a home of rest & seclusion ... visit the Graves & Memorials of the Fallen ...
May God Bless your Families, Friends , Department, Community, & Country with Comfort ...
Thank you Nate & Deputies for your Brave & Unselfish Service.
RIP Nate, Son of Valor, with Honor.
Gone from Our Arms ... Forever in Our Hearts ...

Ms. Karen Morgan, Psy & LE Grad.
Eagles Wing Baptist Church, SD

March 13, 2016

My thoughts and Prayers are with your family, community and fellow LE officers.

Patrolman Aaron Symicek
Blair PD

March 10, 2016

Feel His presence as God answers the prayers of many who have fallen to their knees on your behalf. Since the day of my son's death, I have carried every law enforcement officer and their family in my heart.

Every morning I go to my knees. During that time I pray:

“Lord, Be with all law enforcement officers. Keep them safe and free from harm. They are Your soldiers on the front line of the battle against evil. If one should fall this day - wrap their family in your loving arms. Surround them with Your angels, loving family, friends, neighbors and caring people to comfort them. Ease their pain. Help them to mourn well. In Jesus' name and for Your Glory, Amen.”

I have lifted you and your family to God every morning for over five years. Feel those prayers. God is with you; He knows and will ease your pain.

Our faith helps us to see beyond the grave.

Pamela Hotsinpiller
Mother of
Deputy United States Marshal
Derek W. Hotsinpiller
EOW 2-16-2011

March 10, 2016

Rest in Peace our Brother in Blue. Prayers out to all of your family, friends, and co-workers. God Bless You.

Former Deputy/Jail Officer
Wayne County Sheriffs Department
Wayne County Mississippi

March 9, 2016

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