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SCDPS Reports Three Killed During the New Year’s Holiday Reporting Period December 31 – January 3 on South Carolina Roadways

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Department of Public Safety announces a preliminary number of three persons killed on South Carolina roadways during…

Cpl. D. Kevin Cusack

End of Watch 3/27/2010 Corporal Cusack was on duty in Lancaster County on March 27, 2010 when his patrol vehicle went off roadway. The collision…

Lance Corporal Jonathan Shea Nash

End of Watch 9/19/2009 Lance Corporal Jonathan Shea Nash died in the line of duty on September 19, 2009 while escorting a charity ride in honor of…

Lance Corporal J. D. Haynes

End of Watch 2/1/2008 Lance Corporal J. D. “Rock” Haynes died in the line of duty February 1, 2008. Trooper Haynes was responding to a motor vehicle…

Senior Trooper Jonathan W. Parker

End of Watch 5/16/2005 Senior Trooper Parker was killed while on duty in Sumter County. His Patrol vehicle was struck by a fugitive who was evading…

Corporal Kenneth Jeffery Johnson

End of Watch 7/7/2002 Corporal Johnson was on duty in Berkeley County when he was shot and killed by a passenger of a pickup at a traffic checkpoint…

Senior Trooper Michael Joseph Rao

End of Watch 6/12/2002 Senior Trooper Rao was on duty in Clarendon County when he was struck off the roadway by a pickup as he was assisting a…

TFC Eric Francis Nicholson

End of Watch 12/6/2000 Trooper First Class Nicholson was on duty in Greenville County when he was shot and killed during a traffic stop. The suspect…

Lance Corporal David Travis Bailey

End of Watch 4/5/2000 Lance Corporal Bailey was on duty in Greenville County when he was killed in a vehicle collision when he was pursuing a…

Lance Corporal Jacob Ham Jr.

End of Watch 2/8/1998 Lance Corporal Ham was on duty in Darlington County when he suffered a heart attack and died when he subdued and arrested a…