Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Deputy Commander Patrick Thomas Carothers

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Friday, November 18, 2016

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Reflections for Deputy Commander Patrick Thomas Carothers

A police officer should be remembered not by how he died, but how he lived! A great man has gone to secure a safe path for the rest of us to follow. Thank you to you, your family and the United States Marshals Service. Our country is a little less safe without you. Rest in Peace Brother!

Anonymous

November 19, 2016

The ultimate sacrifice made by a true, national Hero. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and co-workers. Thank you so much for your service in protecting us.

Edward Hill (C.O.P.S)
Father of Dep. B. Hill, EOW 12/4/2000/

November 19, 2016

Rest in peace Brother....My thoughts are with your family, friends, and the members of the USMS during this most difficult and tragic time.....

Lt. Joseph Ward, Ret.
Jackson PD, NJ

November 19, 2016

God rest his soul.

Sgt. Robert A. Henne
Jersey City PD/Retired

November 19, 2016

I had the privilege to work with Pat a few times and we attended some training together over the years. He was a good man. And he was still making a difference late in his career, risking his life to fight evil. An example to us all. As the great Pat Rogers used to say, "Today, we are diminished".

USMS Senior Inspector

November 19, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You are a Hero Deputy Commander Carothers. Thank you for doing your job.
Rest in peace Sir!

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

November 19, 2016

Sad and angry today for the loss of one of my fellow brothers who was killed in the line of duty today in GA. I didn't personally know Deputy Commander Carothers, but we are family and share an unbreakable bond that few on this earth will ever understand. I pray for him, his wife, their five kids, his extended family and friends, our Agency and all the men and women in law enforcement. "May the Lord bless you and keep you, may the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you, may the Lord look upon you with favor, and grant you peace" Numbers 6:24-26

Supervisory Inspector
USMS #5394

November 19, 2016

Many prayers are up for comfort and healing for his family, friends, and his team.

SGT Kevin V. Wiggins
Naval District Washington P.D.

November 19, 2016

Thank you for your great service to all the great people

Retired Chief of Police Johnny McCurry
West Point P.D.

November 19, 2016

Dear Patrick:

No words of mine or anyone else, can ever remove the hurt, sadness, pain and loneliness your family has to now endure because of cowardly scum. But thankfully, he will never be able to hurt anyone again, “For the candle of the wicked shall be put out forever”. My words, or anyone else, can bring you back. But my words can, and will be heard by you, (in a better place), your family, our fellow brothers in blue, and the rest of the caring public. This life we have all grown to accept and take for granted, would cease to exist if it were not for you and 20,000 other fallen law enforcement officers. Thank you for keeping alive and guarding the basic freedoms our Founding Fathers gave us through their sacrifice, by your sacrifice.

As we enter the holiday season, and Thanksgiving but a few days away, we Americans have so much more to be thankful for…because of you and all law enforcement. But the thought of your family looking at an empty chair at the Thanksgiving dinner table, brings tears to my eyes, and should for every American. Your family’s sacrifice is one that NO LAW ENFORCEMENT FAMILY SHOULD EVER HAVE TO EXPERIENCE. To them I say God Bless you.

During my tenure in law enforcement, I too, have been involved in a shooting, and I ask Father God every time there is an officer shot, why was I spared? I know its part of His great plan, but one, at this time, isn’t easy to understand. Godspeed, Patrick, and as you patrol the streets of Heaven, look down on us and know you are an American hero who gave his life that others shall know peace, happiness and tranquility. Before he passed away, my late Dad gave me these words upon my graduation from the Police Academy, a long time ago, and I treasure these words which I now give to you: “Above all else, honor”.

Sgt. Ron Tomassi, Retired
Lake Mary Police, Fl.

November 19, 2016

Rest on and Thanks for service.

PHYLLIIS KIBLER
concerned citizen

November 19, 2016

I had the pleasure of working with a couple years ago. Rest easy brother.

Lieutenant
Loganville Police Department

November 19, 2016

RIP. May God bless the Peace makers.

Sheriff Mike Jolley
Harris County Sheriff's Office, Georgia

November 19, 2016

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the United States Marshals Service.

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc.

November 19, 2016

Avenue of the Fallen

Standing at attention in their class “A“uniforms, badges gleaming and shoes like glass, are your brothers and sisters of Law Enforcement. All of whom have previously paid the ultimate price.
Today, like many others, they welcome you to this wonderful place.
As you march down the Avenue of the Fallen, all eyes focus on you as if to say “it’s OK, you’re with your eternal partners.”
A salute is followed and a tear can be seen on so many faces.
Welcome, you served well.
Now come join us in the ranks, another is coming home.
Officer Jim Weaver (#11452) Los Angeles Police Department retired
12-25-2010

Retired Sheriff, Jim Weaver
Jerome County, Idaho Sheriffs Office

November 19, 2016

Thank you for your service and sacrifice Commander Cathothers. Rest in peace with Christ and may his love bring comforts to your family and friends.

Paul Nguyen / Citizen

November 19, 2016

The National Police Wives Association would like to extend their heartfelt prayers to the family of Deputy Commander Carothers and the United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service during this time. Thank you, Deputy Commander Carothers, for your service.

Administration
National Police Wives Association

November 19, 2016

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
Another brother taken too soon. May you sit at the round table of the Lord and smile.
Rest in Peace Brother.

Chief Mike Swink (Retired)
Drexel Police Department

November 19, 2016

Rest in Peace

1st Lt. Stephen A. Joy#980 (Retired)
Prince George's County Police Department, Maryland

November 19, 2016

I worked with Pat at Cherokee Co. Sheriffs Dept, Ga. before he left to go to USMS. You couldn't ask for a better friend and deputy. He would always have your back. Well now we have your back. You will be missed brother. I am in total shock! God bless your wife and children. RIP!

Brian Stumpf
Cherokee Co. Sheriffs Office, Ga. (Former)

November 19, 2016

Rest in Peace and my prayers are going out to your family. I know my prayers don't bring you back, but hopefully they help everyone find their way without you. I won't thank you for giving your life to make this a better world for the rest of us. Giving a life was never what any of us wanted. Bless you and bless those left behind. The world is a better place due to your years of serving. Hugs-

Homeless Liaison Pamlyn Millsap
Eureka Police Department, Eureka CA

November 19, 2016

Rest In Peace...

Detective
Syracuse Police Dept, NY

November 19, 2016

My respect Sir. May God welcome you with open arms.

State Trooper D Osborne
Tennessee Highway Patrol

November 19, 2016

RIP Dep Comm. Carothers. Thank you for your dedicated servise and sacrifice to LE. May God be with your Family and all LE.

Former Trooper Ken R. Bays
Virginia State Police

November 19, 2016

Rest in Peace Marshal Patrick Carothers. Thank You for your Service and Sacrifice protecting the citizens of the United States of America from the scum of the earth.

I Pray for Peace for your Family, Friends and Co-Workers. I also Pray that the hounds of hell forever gnaw on the carcass of your murderer as he burns forever in the lake of fire.

Amen.

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

November 19, 2016

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