On February 20, 2003, Patrolman Jeremy Carruth and PFC David Ezernack, members of the Alexandria Police Department Special Response Team, attempted to arrest a wanted suspect for ambushing an officer a day prior when he fired several shots from an automatic weapon into the officer's patrol car. During the attempt, the suspect opened fire, fatally wounding Patrolman Carruth and PFC Ezernack and wounding three other officers.
For many of us, we can only imagine the pain of losing a loved one in the line of duty. But for one mother, two decades later, she is determined more than ever to honor their memories.
In part four of a four part series focused on Police Week, National FOP President Patrick Yoes sits down with Pat Carruth, surviving mother of Patrolman Jeremy “Jay” Carruth.
After having her life flipped upside down, in her role as National President of Concerns of Police Survivors, Pat has made it her mission to help other surviving families march on.