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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 Prayer for Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers:

Lord God, you are always faithful and quick to show mercy. Our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers, of the United States Marshals Service, was taken from us suddenly and violently in the Line-of-Duty. Come swiftly to his aid, have mercy on him, and comfort his family, friends, and colleagues by the power and protection of the Cross. Heavenly Father, as we mourn the death of our Brother-in-Blue, Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers, show us the immense power of your goodness and strengthen our belief that he has entered into Your presence. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.

“God blesses those who are poor and realize their need for him, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs. God blesses those who mourn, for they will be comforted. God blesses those who are humble, for they will inherit the whole earth. God blesses those who hunger and thirst for justice, for they will be satisfied. God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy. God blesses those whose hearts are pure, for they will see God. God blesses those who work for peace, for they will be called the children of God. God blesses those who are persecuted for doing right, for the Kingdom of Heaven is theirs." [Matthew 5:3-10 NLT]

"For the policeman does not frighten people who are doing right; but those doing evil will always fear him. So if you don't want to be afraid, keep the laws and you will get along well. The policeman is sent by God to help you. But if you are doing something wrong, of course you should be afraid, for he will have you punished. He is sent by God for that very purpose. Obey the laws, then, for two reasons: first, to keep from being punished, and second, just because you know you should." [Romans 13:3-5 TLB]

"There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends." [John 15:13 NLT]

"Well done, my good and faithful servant." [Matthew: 25:21 NLT]

Pastor Steven R. Closs, BSBS, LOICM, LOICC, MNACM, MFCPO
The Peacemakers Prayer Ministry
Merrimack, NH 03054
Chartered by the National Association of Christian Ministers
“An Intercessory Prayer Ministry for Law Enforcement”

Captain Steven R. Closs (Retired)
Nashua NH Police Department

November 19, 2016

RIP my Brother.Thank you & God Bless.

Lt.Robert M.Petty (ret)
No.Bergen, N.J. P.D.

November 19, 2016

There aren't words to express my appreciation for Deputy Commander Carother's service and sacrifice, and my sadness at his passing. My thanks to his wife and five children, and other family, friends, and colleagues, for their sacrifice. I will keep you all in my prayers.

Eleanore D. Trupkiewicz
Proud Civilian Supporter of Law Enforcement

November 19, 2016

"The Final Inspection"
The policeman stood and faced his God,
Which must always come to pass.
He hoped his shoes were shining.
Just as brightly as his brass.
"Step forward now, policeman.
How shall I deal with you?
Have you always turned the other cheek?
To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No, Lord, I guess I ain't,
Because those of us who carry badges can't always be a saint.
I've had to work most Sundays,
and at times my talk was rough,
and sometimes I've been violent,
Because the streets are awfully tough.
But I never took a penny,
That wasn't mine to keep....
Though I worked a lot of overtime
When the bills got just too steep.
And I never passed a cry for help,
Though at times I shook with fear.
And sometimes, God forgive me,
I've wept unmanly tears.
I know I don't deserve a place
Among the people here.
They never wanted me around
Except to calm their fear.
If you've a place for me here,
Lord, It needn't be so grand.
I never expected or had too much,
But if you don't.....I'll understand.
There was silence all around the throne
Where the saints had often trod.
As the policeman waited quietly,
For the judgment of his God.
"Step forward now, policeman,
You've borne your burdens well.
Come walk a beat on Heaven's streets,
You've done your time in hell."
Author Unknown

Sergeant Chad Miner
Powell Wyoming Police Department

November 19, 2016

Commander Carothers, thank you sir for your service, sacrifice and dedication to duty. My sympathy is for you, your family, co-workers and friends on this tragic horrible event. You paid the ultimate sacrifice for making this world a better place for all of us who serve and protect. You won't be forgotten because heroes live forever...

Trooper Angel Hernandez
Florida Highway Patrol

November 19, 2016

Rest In Peace Deputy Commander. Praying for you and your loved ones.

Officer C Curione
Rochester Police Department, NY

November 19, 2016

Commander Carothers, Than You for your selfless service, dedication and duty to the USA. Your sacrifice will not be forgotten. My sympathy goes out to you, your team, family and friends. The US Marshals lost the best of the best in the line of duty. Job well done my brother. Rest in peace and may the Lord embrace together your team, family and friends in this time of despair and grief. Keep a sharp eye for all your brothers and sisters in law enforcement...
May our Lord open his arms to you and embrace you and comfort your soul...Protect us all our Lord !!!

Trooper Angel Hernandez
Florida Highway Patrol

November 19, 2016

Tragic and sad. Condolences and prayers for the family.
Rest in Peace brother.

Chief R. A. McCann
Armour College Police

November 19, 2016

God Bless you Brother! You will be missed, rest now we will hold the line. Thank you for your service.

Chief of Police El Paso ISD PD Victor A
El Paso ISD Police Department

November 19, 2016

So very sorry for your loss.

--- Michelle Ehrich
Sister of a fallen officer EOW 12/24/12

November 19, 2016

Rest in peace Brother Patrick.

Ofc. Timothy M. Furlong
Nahant, MA PD

November 19, 2016

On behalf of Session 61 and the Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Schenectady NY, our thoughts and prayers are with your department and family.

We thank you for your service, rest in peace.

Session 61
Zone 5 Regional Law Enforcement Training Academy Schenectady NY

November 19, 2016

My deepest sympathy to his family and friends.

NYC Correction officer Edwin Rivera (R
NYCD

November 19, 2016

Blessed are the peace makers for they shall be called the children of God. My thoughts and prayers are with your surviving family members, co-workers, and friends.

Sister of Deputy US Marshal Josie Wells

November 19, 2016

God bless Deputy Commander Carothers' family, friends and coworkers and give them strength and peace to get through their grief and pain. Thank you for your service brother.

Sergeant Clark O. Parry
Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office, New York

November 19, 2016

Rest in peace Brother.

Lt. Arrend Hoopes
Spotsylvania Sheriff's Office Va.

November 19, 2016

Rest in peace brother. "Blessed are those that are the peacemakers for they will be called the sons of God". Thank you for your service

Retired Chief Jim Spratlen
Durango Police Department

November 19, 2016

RIP Brother! Thank you for your ultimate sacrifice. The ultimate sacrifice we all go out and are willing to lay down for our communities and those we love. May the good Lord lay with you, and hold you for eternity.

Deputy Sheriff Scott Hurst
Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department

November 19, 2016

RIP officer. Prayers to your blood, love and blue families.

Deputy Sheriff Nebraska 9815 Terri Van H
Rock County Sheriff's Office

November 19, 2016

Rest easy brother... Have no worries we will continue the fight in your honor. To pray your family realizes the impact you made on the world and smile for you left it a better place!

Patrol Officer Justin Wooten
Watonga Police Department

November 19, 2016

RIP Deputy Commander Carothers, 10-42 your job is finished here. We will take over from here. You will now be the guardian angel to watch our 6. From one blue to another blue. God bless your family and friends. #5122

Lieutenant Melody Hanson
HCSO

November 19, 2016

Rest easy brother... Have no worries we will continue the fight in your honor. To your family may they realize the impact you made on the work and smile for you left it a better place!

Patrol Officer Justin Wooten
Watonga Police Department

November 19, 2016

RIP Deputy Commander Carothers, 10-42 your job is finished here. We will take over from here. You will now be the guardian angel to watch our 6. From one blue to another blue. God bless your family and friends. #5122

Lieutenant Melody Hanson
HCSO

November 19, 2016

Deputy Cmdr. Carothers,
May you rest in Heavenly Peace. May your family be forever watched over and blessed. May your friends and colleagues find comfort. Please watch over us from on high.
We will see you again dear Sir.
Thank you for your service. I will never forget your sacrifice or the sacrifice of your family.
Greater Love Hath No Man....
Prayers for all involved.

Kristi
Surviving Daughter of Special Agent J. Robert Porter
Federal Bureau of Investigation
E.O.W. 8/9/79

November 18, 2016

God bless the family and friends...

Dr. Harold & Madeline Altman
Fallen Officer Survivor - 1/30/2007

November 18, 2016

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