The U.S. Marshals Service Hockey Team has worked with vendor Howie's Hockey Tape in order to create a commemorative hockey puck in memory of Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers. The hockey pucks are for sale by Howie's for $5.00/puck. The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund will receive a $2.00 donation from each puck sold. Please support the USMS Hockey Team, the SBF, and Pat's memory.  Go to for details!



This print is in a series of police related prints by artist Joseph M. Getsinger.  This print is dedicated to the U.S. Marshals Service and those Police Departments who work with the U.S. Marshals to bring in fugitives from justice. This image was created by nationally renowned artist Joseph M. Getsinger.   This print depicts a scene in a city scape where U.S. Marshals, Sheriffs Deputies, State Police, Municipal Police, and K-9 handlers, including a U.S. Marshals helicopter, are surrounding a building in search of fugitives.   

This is a great gift for any current or retired U.S. Marshal, Police Officers, their families or collectors of Police memorabilia. You can even see a subject peering out of the window on the second floor. You will be very satisfied with the printing quality when you see it. 

Mr. Getsinger is best known for his extensive body of work depicting crisp, richly painted Rockwellian genre vignettes of Police and Firefighters. Getsingers' treatment of the conceptual appears above.  His rendering is a touching and poignant recreation of the many fugitive operations conducted by the U.S. Marshals Service and those police departments throughout the country assisting them.

These signed and numbered Limited Edition Lithographic prints measure  20 x 26" have been printed on acid free stock. The prints are sold un-matted and unframed, so you may have them done to compliment your own decor and personal preferences. We have seen a number of them framed in various ways and each looked unique. This is something you can treasure for generations to come.

Thanks to the generosity of Mr. Getsinger, 50% of the sales price from each print goes to the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund to help us support the families of our fallen Heroes!  Please click on the link below to order one of the unique and beautiful prints.



The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund deeply regrets to inform you that Deputy Commander Pat Carothers of the Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force died in the line of duty this morning.Deputy Commander Carothers was part of a fugitive task force executing an arrest warrant for a fugitive wanted for attempted murder of police officers, domestic violence, and unlawfully discharging a weapon. The fugitive had been located at a trailer near Ludowici, Georgia.  The task force team was making entry when Deputy Commander Carothers sustained two fatal rounds.  The team immediately transported Deputy Commander Carothers to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.  The fugitive was also shot by return fire and is deceased.  No other law enforcement personnel were injured during this incident.  

Please keep the Carothers family, along with the men and women of the U.S. Marshals Service, in your prayers as they grieve the loss of a friend, co-worker, mentor, husband, father and Hero.

The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund hand delivered a benefit check to Deputy Commander Pat Carothers's family the day after he made the ultimate sacrifice.  As always, your support allows us to help the families of our fallen heroes in their greatest hour of need.  We ask that you keep the family, friends, and colleagues of Deputy Commander Carothers in your thoughts and prayers.

State and local law enforcement agencies wishing to support the funeral services for Deputy Commander Pat Carothers should plan to be at the Greater Atlanta Christian School at 10:00 a.m.on Saturday, November 26, 2016.

  Law enforcement parking can be accessed from Oakbrook Parkway via the second driveway southwest of the intersection at Indian Trail Road.  Staff will be present to direct parking from the driveway entrance. 

At 11:00 a.m., a receiving line will be formed in anticipation of the arrival of Deputy Commander Carothers, his family, and coworkers.  The motorcade will arrive and the family will be escorted into the venue.  There will be a waiting period after their arrival, so attendees will need to standby outside of the auditorium.  Facilities will be provided by the school which can be used as waiting areas.  At approximately 1:00 p.m., attendees will begin to enter the auditorium and will be directed to a law enforcement seating area.  

Once the service ends, law enforcement will be directed outside to assemble a line of honor.


Greater Atlanta Christian School

1575 Indian Trail Lilburn Road

Norcross, Georgia  30093

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the

USMS Survivor Benefit Fund

Success! 2016 4th Annual Marshals Golf Classic!


The 4th annual Marshals Golf Classic was an enormous success! We raised over $100,000 due to the generosity of our attendees and sponsors. The U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund would like to give a special thanks to Heritage Health Solutions for doubling their underwriting commitment in 2017. 

Josie Wells, Jr., pictured below, is one of several children of fallen Deputy U.S. Marshals for whom we do what we do.




During the recent floods which ravaged the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area several United States Marshals Service employees (administrative and operational) and Special Deputy U.S. Marshals (Court Security Officers) lost their homes and/or many of their earthly possessions. 

The Board of Directors of the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund has approved an amendment to our by-laws and is asking for your donations to assist these families as they cope with the reality of rebuilding their lives after these devastating floods.  All monies donated through the GoFundMe site will go directly to the M/LA families and not to the Fund’s general account. 

No existing Survivors Benefit Fund monies are being used in this fundraising effort.

If you prefer to make a donation by check please do so through our good friends at the United States Marshals Service Association ( at the following address:


20488 Cedar Bluff Road

Fayetteville, AR  72703

More information can be found on the internal United States Marshals Service intranet site and email announcements, and by visiting the U.S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund FaceBook page.

Thank you for your support!