End of Watch: Friday, November 18, 2016
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 November 18, 2016. 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.
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.