Fallen Florence Officers Sergeant Terrance Carraway and Deputy Farrah Turner were inducted into the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
The two officers were killed in the October 3rd ambush in the Vintage Place neighborhood in Florence.
Carraway was working for the Florence Police Department and died October 3rd after being shot at during the attack. Turner was also shot at during the same ambush and died October 22nd from her injuries.
Both fallen officers now join more than 300 other South Carolina officers in the Hall of Fame. According to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety website, the inductees are honored with a plaque, photo and description.
Before the private induction ceremony, Carraway and Turner were recognized at the 2019 South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers memorial service at the SC Criminal Justice Academy.
The event is put on to remember officers who passed away in 2018. In total, 177 South Carolina officers were remembered. Six of those recognized lost their lives while in the line of duty.
“With all the tragic events that happened around the state last year in the York County area and Florence County. And, in light of the events that happened yesterday in Charlotte, it’s a special event to sit here and come to honor those men and women who lay it all on the line to protect and also to show respect to their families,” said SC Attorney General, Alan Wilson.
Families came together from all across the state for the event to represent their lost loved one.
“I would like to expand the awareness of people, so that they understand just how much of a risk the officers, the men and women, who protect our communities, take every day when they leave their homes,” said Bob Doty.
Doty’s son, Detective Michael Doty from the York County Sheriff’s Office, lost his life while in the line of duty also.
Carraway and Turner’s family members were in attendance as well. Attorney General Alan Wilson said the event is a way to show officers appreciation.
“It is very sad to be here, but also heartwarming because I get to see so many families that I’ve met throughout the years whether it’s at funerals or events remembering their loved ones that they’ve lost. But, to be able to come here and recognize those that have laid down their lives to protect us in our respective communities is something I’m very proud to be a part of every year,” he said.
Admission to the SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame is free to the public. They are open Monday thru Friday 8:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. at 5400 Broad River Road in Columbia.