BALTIMORE (WJZ) — A U.S. Marshal killed in the line of duty in Georgia two weeks ago is laid to rest this weekend.
Patrick Carothers was the father of three naval academy midshipmen, two graduates and one freshman who is a linebacker for the Academy’s football team.READ MORE: SEE IT: Good Samaritan Recalls Moment He Jumped Into Bay To Rescue Toddler After Ocean City Crash
Carothers was shot is killed while on the job, delivering a warrant in Georgia.
Hundreds attended the 26-year-veteran U.S. Marshal’s service.
He was the father of five, two of which are Naval Academy graduates, one currently a freshman linebacker for the Midshipmen.
“I know he misses his family, and his family misses him too, but also know he was glad to protect his team with him that day,” said son, Paul Carothers, a Navy Midshipman.
Also in attendance, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, who read a letter from President Obama to Carothers’ wife Terry.READ MORE: Baltimore Mayor Announces Pilot Program To Direct Some 911 Calls To Mental Health Professionals
“Michelle and I were heartbroken when we hear of your husband’s passing,” said Lynch, reading the letter.
A trying time for family and a community. One of Carothers’ sons, vowing they will continue to live the life their father fought so hard for them to have.
“I don’t know why this happened. In moments like this your faith, if you have some, is tested,” he said.We will not give up on protecting this country. We will not give up on our friends, or our families. We will not give up on God.”
“We will not give up on protecting this country. We will not give up on our friends, or our families. We will not give up on God.”
The person who shot Carothers was killed by officers while trying to apprehend him.MORE NEWS: Unemployed Workers Rally, Demanding To Know When They Will Get Their Money
Carothers was 53 years old.