As you remember these fallen officers, take comfort in recalling that they dedicated their lives to the same principles of honor, duty and courage that brought you to the badge. Such a life is truly rich. Take strength in knowing that when an officer falls, our resolve to serve those in need is not diminished. Our dedication to protecting those in danger is not weakened. Our commitment to remembering those with whom we shared the badge does not fade.
Godspeed, brothers and sisters. You fought the good fight. Now rest in peace…
Officer Down: Kevin Carper - [Spartanburg, South Carolina]
Spartanburg County (S.C.) SO
Additional Info: Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper had served with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and two daughters.
Cause of Death: Carper was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a suspect who fled during a traffic stop.
Date of Incident: February 27, 2007
S.C. deputy, suspect killed in shootout
The Associated Press
WELLFORD, S.C. — A Spartanburg County sheriff's deputy and a suspect he was chasing have died in a shootout following a traffic stop, officials said early Wednesday.
Deputy Kevin Carper, 39, was struck by a single gunshot to the chest and died late Tuesday night, Sheriff Chuck Wright said.
Carper had pulled over Terry Lee Brooks, of Inman, near the junction of Interstate 85 and state Highway 129 on Tuesday night. Brooks got out of his vehicle and began to run and Carper and another officer followed him. Brooks shot at Carper, who returned fire, Wright said. ...