Community gathers at future memorial park named for slain Florence police sergeant

Community gathers at future memorial park named for slain Florence police sergeant
Memorial park to be named after fallen Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway (Source: WMBF News)

DARLINGTON, SC (WMBF) – The community and family members of Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway gathered Tuesday in Darlington where a memorial park will be built to honor fallen officers.

The park will be located at the corner of D Avenue and South Main Street.

The memorial will be interactive with a basketball court and a picnic table area.

Not only will Carraway be honored, but the names of all 377 South Carolina fallen officers will be on display.

Terrence Rashad Carraway, Carraway’s son, said the memorial represents everything his father stood for.

“With him doing 32 years, it represents everything. It represents the leadership and the dedication he gave to the police department all those years,” Carraway said.

Florence County Sheriff’s Inv. Farrah Turner’s mother, Katie Godwin, was also at the ceremony.

Carraway and Turner were shot in the line of duty on Oct. 3, 2018 in the Vintage Place neighborhood.

Carraway died at the scene from his injuries. Weeks later, Turner succumbed to her injuries.

Fred Hopkins is accused of ambushing the officers as they responded to his home to execute a search warrant for a criminal sexual conduct investigation involving his son, Seth Hopkins.

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