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

Heartfelt Prayers for this Officer, his family and Agency, from Smyrna, Tennessee. Absolutely heartbreaking! WAY too many guns 'on the streets', in the wrong hands! HOW can we get this under control?! Kathy R.

Citizen/Kathy Rains (former LEO/Comm Ctr
Winter Haven, Fl. 1970's.

November 18, 2016

Rest in peace brother, we have the watch now. Thank you for your m any years of service, you will not be forgotten. God bless the family, friends, and co-workers of Deputy Commander Carothers during this time of tragic and senseless loss.

Sr. Ptmn. Donald Meaders (RET)
Wewoka (OK) P.D.

November 18, 2016

"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 © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

November 18, 2016

Bless you and your family Deputy Comander Patrick Carothers your sacrifice will be honored by all left behind

Ret. N.Y.P.D. Officer Daniel Tonnessen
N.Y.P.D

November 18, 2016

Rest In Peace Patrick, God Bless you, and I pray for God to comfort and watch over your family and friends and Department in this time of great sadness. Do me a favor, say hi to George for me, I'm sure he'll be there to welcome you home

Deputy Sheriff ( Retired ) Walter Spear
Lincoln County Sheriff Department

November 18, 2016

Thank you for your long life of service and ultimate sacrifice. Our thoughts, prayers, and hearts go out to your family and friends. May God comfort and strengthen them all!

Darlene Newton
Friend of the Story County Sheriff's Office

November 18, 2016

RIP brother, our thoughts & prayers are with you and your family

Inspector Chris Vasconcellos
DHS Federal Protective Service

November 18, 2016

Your duty here is done. Now walk the streets of Heaven in peace and safety.
Prayers go out to your family, friends and co-workers.
Thank you for your service.
Rest in peace.

Sergeant David Sheetz (retired)
Houston Police Dept.

November 18, 2016

I met Pat when he was a rookie deputy and his potential was obvious from the start. He wanted to learn everything about the job, and pass his knowledge and experience to the next generation. He could have retired by now, but was committed to making our country safer by tracking down and arresting dangerous fugitives. Pat is a hero, and his wife and children will miss him forever. His legacy will live on in others and we will never stop our pursuit of the wolves who prey on our community. God Bless you Pat. We will never forget you.

Harry Layne Supervisory Inspector (ret)
U.S. Marshals Service

November 18, 2016

Deputy Commander Carothers, thank you sir for your service. Warrant arrests of wanted subjects in a residence are high risk to all persons involved. You paid with your life to apprehend this criminal. The law abiding citizens of this great country are mourning their loss. We will keep your family and Department in our thoughts. Please watch over us as we carry on.

Sergeant William Foley
Chicago Ridge IL PD

November 18, 2016

Heroes live forever. Prayers to family and friends.

BLR
Team Texas

November 18, 2016

There are no words for the loss of our brother. May you Rest In Peace brother and may God protect your loved ones and give them the strength they will need to heal from this tragedy. Please watch over the rest of us as you find your place in heaven.

DUSM Rafael Esparza
U .S. Marshal Service Western District of Texas

November 18, 2016

R.I.P. bother!

Deputy Sheriff (Ret.) D. Doucette (Re
Brevard County Sheriff'S Office

November 18, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thank you for your service to our Country.

Ranger John C. Moore
Wisconsin State Ranger

November 18, 2016

My sincere thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and department. I am so very sorry for the loss of your HERO.

Thank you for your loyal, dedicated and selfless service. your sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Your memory will live on in the hearts and minds of those who love you.

God Bless and RIP

Gina Miller, Washington State Patrol
Surviving Fiance WSP Trooper Tony V. Radulescu EOW 2-23-2012

November 18, 2016

'Deputy Commander Carothers had served with the United States Marshals Service for 26 years. He is survived by his wife and five children'.

Thank You for your service Sir.
Sincere condolences to family and friends.

Sgt. Randy Keenan / Ret.
City of Alameda, CA Police Dept.

November 18, 2016

Rip brother!!!

Corporal J. Snyder Jeremy Snyder
Rio Vista Pd

November 18, 2016

Rest in peace brother. Thoughts are with your family both blue and blood during this difficult time. Thank you Deputy Commander Carothers for your 26 years of service and ultimate sacrifice.

Detective Sergeant David Post
Reno County Sheriff's Office Hutchinson, Kansas

November 18, 2016

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE AND SACRIFICE. REST IN PEACE.

POLICE OFFICER
NAPERVILLE POLICE DEPT

November 18, 2016

This is a devastating loss to family, friends and all law enforcement. Rest in Peace and you are the dedication of duty that makes our country great. God bless all.

Deputy Constable
Pennsylvania Constables' Association

November 18, 2016

RIP. In His Hands and my Prayers

Inv Frank Vickery (Retired)
Montgomery County District Attorney's Office

November 18, 2016

Once again for the 124th time this year my sprit is broken over the loss of a Law Enforcement Brother. I know today the Lord has welcomed Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers home where he know will patrol the golden streets of heaven. May our Heavenly Father bless and comfort his family, friends and peers,

TW Martinez
Retired, State of New Mexico, JJS

November 18, 2016

God bless you Commander Patrick Carothers for your service and sacrifice. Thoughts and prayers go out to your family, and to your brothers and sisters of the United States Marshall's Service. Rest in Peace Brother, we have the watch now.

Officer Jim Drabos
San Gabriel (CA) Police Department

November 18, 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 Dear Brother. God bless. "Heroes Live Forever"

Catherine Garibay Sanchez
Surviving Sister Of
Deputy Sheriff Steven Garibay
EOW February 10, 1987

November 18, 2016

RIP Brother

Deputy Anita Price
Bexar County Sheriff's Office, San Antonio, Texas

November 18, 2016

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