Funeral arrangements set for U.S. Marshal killed in line of duty

Funeral set for slain officer

NORCROSS, Ga. -- Funeral arrangements have been set for a U.S. Marshal killed in the line of duty in Georgia.

U.S. Marshal Patrick Carothers, 53, of Flowery Branch, Ga., was part of a team serving an arrest warrant for Dontrell Montrese Carter at the Spring Creek Mobile Home Park in Long County Friday when authorities said Carter opened fire.

Carothers was struck twice. The team returned fire, killing Carter.

Carter was wanted for attempted murder of police officers, domestic violence and unlawfully discharging a weapon in September in Sumter County, S.C.

Carothers leaves behind a wife of 30 years and five children. 

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26 at The Long Forum of Greater Atlanta Christian School in Norcross, Ga. 

Interment will take place on Nov. 29 at Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray, Va. The family received friends on Nov. 25 at Flanigan Funeral Home in Buford, Ga. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the U. S. Marshals Survivors Benefit Fund, P. O. Box 11730, Bozeman, MT 59719 or online at www.usmarshalsfund.org in memory of Patrick Carothers.

Mourners can sign a guestbook for Carothers here.

Procession details:

The procession will leave Flanigan's Funeral Home in Buford, Ga. at 11 a.m. on Saturday.  It will proceed southeast on South Lee Street to Buford Drive then head left on Buford Drive to I-985.

From I-985 South, the procession will head to I-85 South and then off of exit 101 at Indian Trail Road.

The procession will then turn left onto Indian Trail-Lilburn Road before ending at Greater Atlanta Christian School at 1575 Indian Trail Road at about 11:30 a.m.

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