Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Chief of Police Joe Carey

Brodnax Police Department, Virginia

End of Watch Friday, December 16, 2022

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Reflections for Chief of Police Joe Carey

Thank you for your service and sacrifice. Rest In Peace Chief Carey. Our deepest heartfelt condolences to all of your family, friends, and brothers and sisters at Brodnax Police Department.

Postal Inspector Scott Horne
US Postal Inspection Service

January 13, 2023

A “Soldier of The Law” for four decades…..nothing else needs to be said.
Godspeed to you in your next journey.

Tpr. John P. Moretti, Jr. (Ret.)
New York State Police

December 28, 2022

Chief Carey, for many years, you dedicated your life to protecting others that they may be safe. Our Lord, who sees all and knows all, will reward you abundantly for your courage, dedication and selfless service. My heart breaks for the sorrow that your loved ones are experiencing. May God immerse you and them in His Divine Mercy. Rest in peace, good and faithful servant.

Jess Espinosa

December 24, 2022

Such a sad way for a dedicated, brave, public servant’s life and career to end. From the bottom of our hearts, America thanks you Chief Joe Carey, for unselfishly dedicating your life to making your town, your county, your state, and this great nation a better and much safer place to live. RIP Chief Carey. Your brother officers will take it from here.

J West

December 24, 2022


D J Herbert
Toronto Police Service

December 24, 2022

What can be said about a man who served his country and community for decades, a servant of the people, doing the things that others would not do. A leader with a heart for service, a warrior who led from the front.

To the family and co-workers of Chief Joe Carey, we grieve your loss and will not forget his service. May he Rest In Peace.

Sgt. James Mair (Ret.)
Los Angeles Sheriff Dept- Denver Police Dept

December 23, 2022

My deepest sympathy to the family and community of Chief Carey. Prayers the everyone. He dedicated his life to communities for 40 years.

Cpl. Calvin Holmes
Retired South Hill Police Department

December 22, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother.

Det. Andreoli

December 22, 2022

RIP Chief Carey. Thank you for your service to the citizens of Brodnax and Charlotte County

Lieutenant Darren Weisse
Tufts University Police
Boston, Ma. 02120

December 22, 2022

So sad to hear the news.

May you rest in peace after having served those around you. My thoughts are with you, your family, fellow officers, and friends.

Reserve Police Officer G. Krystof
Los Angeles Police Department

December 21, 2022

Rest in Peace Chief Carey. Thank you for your service. My thoughts and Prayers go out to your family, coworkers and friends.

Lieutenant Robert T. Mote (ret)
Buena Park, CA Police Department

December 21, 2022

Deepest sympathy to the family of Cheif Caley and to his Brothers and Sisters of a Brudnax, Police Department, Virginia. May GO D give comfort, peace. and understanding to his family, friends, and associates for their loss. RIP Brother.

Chaplain Terry L. Longacre
Manor Township Police Department (Retired), Lancaster, County, Pennsyl

December 20, 2022

Rest in peace, Chief Carey. Praying for your loved ones.

Officer C Curione (Retired)
Rochester Police Department, NY

December 20, 2022

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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

Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

December 20, 2022

My thoughts and prayers to the family of Chief Carey, both at home and on the force. Thank you Sir for your service. RIP

Karen Perrucci
sister of fallen LEO Gary D Pagano

December 20, 2022

Godspeed my Brother, See you on the other side.

Sergeant D. R. Harvey 628
Maricopa County Sheriff's Office

December 20, 2022

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the difficult days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker
Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles

December 20, 2022

Rest In Peace Brother

james oneill

December 20, 2022

On behalf of the Ohio Attorneys General Bureau of Criminal Identification & Investigation, our thoughts and prayers are with the immediate family of Chief of Police Joe Carey and the extended law enforcement family of the Brodnax Police Department, Virginia.

End of Watch Friday, December 16, 2022

Rest in Peace brother and watch over us. We will protect and serve from here on in your honor.

I fight not for glory or fame, for they are momentary. I fight for those who can't. I fight for Justice. I fight for the oppressed and the down trodden. And if I should lose my life for these just causes, then I have no regrets, For I serve to protect the innocent. It matters not where or when, for evil knows no boundaries. Be it fire, flood, or the threat of tyranny, I will not flee. Justice is my weapon. Faith is my shield. Hope is my armor. Cry not at my passing, for it was my Honor to fight for you. Shed not tears of sorrow, but tears of joy, for now, I stand with God.

By Jon F. Hooper

"Greater love hath no man than this; that a man lay down his life for his friends."

Superintendent Joe Morbitzer
Ohio Attorney General, Bureau of Criminal Investigation

December 20, 2022

Rest in peace brother

Reserve Officer Steve Durfee

December 20, 2022

Chief of Police Joe Carey, I am sorry to learn of your passing after doing such a kind act for the dog. That alone tells me that you were a good man and I thank you for all your years of brave service to all of us! May God Bless you and keep you safe in His arms. I will pray for your family as they grieve your loss. Rest In Peace, Brother.

Mary Milam
Sergeant (Ret)
Chicago Police Department

Hudson, FL

December 20, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the Carey family. In our small rural community it is a great loss to loose a wonderful, kind, and giving person like Joe. I sincerely pray he will now Rest In Peace knowing his service was a job well done. We salute you Joe.

Lewis R Rash
Former police officer and dispatcher

December 20, 2022

Condolences to the family, friends and fellow officers from Blue Knights NC II

Frank Spears Chaplain
Blue Knights NCII

December 19, 2022

"Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord, and perpetual light shine upon him."

Bishop Edward Skiba
Stuart, Florida Police Chaplain

December 19, 2022

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Chief of Police Joe Carey. I am so sorry for your loss. The service and sacrifice of Chief Carey will not be forgotten.

Deborah C.
Wife, Mother, Aunt of LEOs

December 19, 2022

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