Patrick Carter, 58, of Hammond, died on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, in his home.
A Celebration of Life was held Friday, June 5, at Brintlinger and Earl Funeral Home in Cerro Gordo.
Mr. Carter was born Jan. 27, 1962, in Carlinville, to Karl and Mary Ann (Casey) Carter. He married Amy Walls on May 13, 2000, in Carlinville, and she survives.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army in 1982, serving as a military police officer and Honor Guard member at West Point.
Mr. Carter went on to graduate from New York Police Academy in Kingston, NY, in 1984, and Illinois Police Academy in 1988. He served on several police departments including Nokomis, Witt and Maroa.
He joined the Piatt County Sheriff’s Office in 2002 and became chief of police in Cerro Gordo, where he lived for 13 years. He then became a part time officer in Atwood, while running his own plumbing business.
In addition to his wife, Mr. Carter is survived by his daughter, Samantha Carter of Shelbyville; son, Sean Carter of Hammond; stepson, Ben Breazeale of Decatur; stepdaughter, Alicia (Josh) Gilbert of Forsyth; grandson, Bentley Gilbert; father of Carlinville; and brothers, David (Julie) Carter and Michael Carter, both of Carlinville.
He was preceded in death by his mother.
Online condolences to the family may be left at www.brintlingerandearl.com.