United States Marshals Service, Georgia • Line of Duty Death: November 18, 2016

Deputy Commander Patrick Carothers was shot and killed while he attempted to serve an arrest warrant in Long County, Georgia.

Deputy Commander Carothers had served with the United States Marshals Service for 26 years.

The 53-year-old leaves behind his wife Terry, and five children.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation paid off the family’s mortgage in July 2021 in honor of Independence Day.

“It is like a huge weight has been cut loose from my throat. I am so relieved and ecstatic Thank you Thank you – Tunnel to Towers is a miraculous organization which has taken the sacrifice of Stephen Siller and multiplied it into blessings across this country. I am so humbled and honored to be part of this and I love my Tunnel to Towers Family. Thank you again to Tunnel to Towers for holding me up when I wondered how I would stand. I am overjoyed, humbled and honored to be part of the Tunnel to Towers family.” – Terry Carothers