Patrick Carothers was a dedicated lawman, a 26-year veteran of the U.S. Marshals Service and the deputy commander of its Southeast Regional Task Force. He risked his life every day to bring some of the country's most dangerous fugitives to justice. |
The folks at Greater Atlanta Christian School – the Gwinnett County institution where three of his children graduated, two are still in school and Terry, his wife of 30 years, works – knew all of that. But they also knew him as a caring, supportive, "deeply engaged dad."
"The GAC community knew and appreciated his service as a U.S. Marshal," GAC president David Fincher said. "Yet, he always found a way to be involved in his children's activities on campus."
Fincher released his statement on Monday – three days after Carothers was shot and killed by a fugitive in southeast Georgia.
A Flowery Branch resident, Carothers was 53 years old.
Carothers' family will receive friends from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Saturday inside the Long Forum at Greater Atlanta Christian School, 1575 Indian Trail Road, Norcross GA
Carothers will be buried Nov. 29 in Luray, Virginia, where he attended high school.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Patrick Carothers' honor may be made to the U. S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund, P. O. Box 11730, Bozeman, MT 59719, or online at usmarshalsfund.org.
Read the full article on ajc.com
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution from Nov. 21 to Nov. 26, 2016