Fallen SC trooper honored 70 years after his death
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Highway Patrol is honoring a trooper killed in the line of duty more than 70 years ago by naming a street in Spartanburg in his honor.
The "SCHP Patrolman Norris Nettles Memorial Highway" will run along a part of Union Street south of downtown Spartanburg.
Patrolman Norris Nettles was attacked by four people who shot him with his own service weapon after a traffic stop in Spartanburg County in 1942. Nettles had been a trooper for three years.
Nettles' father was the Yemassee Police Chief in the Lowcountry and was killed in the line of duty seven years later.
The Highway Patrol honored Nettles on Friday at a ceremony in Columbia attended by his 92-year-old brother and other family members.
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