Thousands Attend Funeral for Texas Trooper
Officer Down: Jimmy Carty Jr. - [Grand Saline, Texas]
Additional Info: Trooper Carty was a former deputy with the Smith County Sheriff's Office.
Cause of Death: Trooper Carty sustained fatal head injuries during a training exercise with the Department of Public Safety.
Date of Incident: May 19, 2005
TYLER, TX - More than 1,000 people filed into the West Erwin Church of Christ on Tuesday afternoon to remember a son, husband, father, friend and fallen law enforcement officer, who died after sustaining a fatal injury two weeks ago during cadet training with the Department of Public Safety.
Dr. Jay Lockhart spoke solemn words as he told the story of Jimmy Carty Jr.'s life to a crowd mixed with family, friends and several hundred law enforcement officers from Tyler, Smith County, DPS and several other agencies from around the state.
"During his 30 years, Jimmy taught us much. He taught us about faith. He taught us about never giving up on dreams," he said. "He was taken too soon. He accomplished a lot in his 30 years and you wonder what he would have accomplished if his life wasn't cut short."
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