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IN MEMORIUM: DEPUTY COMMANDER PAT CAROTHERS KILLED IN THE LINE OF DUTY ON NOVEMBER 18, 2016

[11.18.16]

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.

Venue:

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