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SC Highway Patrol Announces The Death Of A Trooper Off-Duty

Sun, 06/23/2019

TFC Jesse Cannon

COLUMBIA – South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces that a trooper has died in an off-duty incident.

Trooper First Class Jesse D. Cannon, a member of the Troop 8 Criminal Interdiction Unit died Saturday, June 22, in Greenville around 2:30 p.m. TFC Cannon had served with SCHP since 2014. He was a K9  handler in Troop Three.

“The Highway Patrol extends its deepest sympathies to the Cannon family,” said SCDPS Director Leroy Smith. “Our hearts are heavy as we continue to keep TFC Cannon’s family as well as the members of the Troop  Eight and Troop Three teams  in our thoughts and prayers at this very difficult time.”

SCHP Col. Chris Williamson said, “Trooper Cannon took great pride in his work and served his department well as a member of our Criminal Interdiction Team. We will continue to stand alongside the Cannon family during the difficult days ahead.”

The Greenville County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.


 The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, Immigration Enforcement Unit and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.