Police widow working to raise money for fallen officers’ memorial

Police widow working to raise money for fallen officers’ memorial

DARLINGTON, S.C. (WMBF) - The widow of fallen Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway is working to secure the second half of the funding needed to build a memorial in honor of those killed in the line of duty.

So far, Allison Carraway raised about $100,000 of the $200,000 needed to build the Terrance Carraway Fallen Officers’ Memorial Park in Darlington.

While the park will be named in her late husband’s honor, Carraway tells WMBF News it’s about others who lost their lives serving communities across South Carolina as well.

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“I want people to know that there are more than just Terrence here in South Carolina, there are many Terrence’s and many other K-9s that have gone out of their way and maybe done things that others may not have done,” said Carraway.

Work on the park stalled due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, but things are starting to pick back up, explained Carraway.

“I feel in my heart that this will happen, I know that we’ve had some adversity, but this is the time it will happen and it’ll be happening very very soon,” said Carraway.

In our area, four officers lost their lives in the line of duty since October, making this project even more meaningful for Darlington Mayor Curtis Boyd.

That’s what we’re looking for to honor these officers who’ve given their time and their lives and sacrifice and have a place that people can come to from across South Carolina and remember their loved ones,” said Boyd.

You can donate to the project here.

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