Funeral service held for fallen Florence PD Sergeant Terrence Carraway
COLUMBIA, S.C. Hundreds of friends, family and fellow officers gathered in South Carolina to say goodbye to a police officer whose chief said he died trying to save three other wounded officers.
The funeral for Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway started Monday morning with mourners filing past his open casket at the city’s civic center.
Carraway was wearing his dress police uniform with the bottom half of his casket draped in an American flag. The logo of his favorite NFL team, the Oakland Raiders, was on the inside of the casket’s lid.
An organ and trumpet played mournful jazz as other officers in uniform, men in suits and women in black dresses slowly filed past.
Carraway was killed and six other officers wounded by 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins in his upscale Florence County neighborhood Wednesday, investigators said.
Fellow police officers, young people he mentored and his fellow deacons at his church all remembered the love, passion and courage of a South Carolina officer killed in the line of duty.
Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carroway’s funeral was Monday. The 52-year-old officer was wearing his dress police uniform in is open casket. The bottom half of it was draped in an American flag. The logo of his favorite NFL team, the Oakland Raiders, was on the inside of the casket’s lid.
Carraway worked for Florence for more than 30 years. Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela called him a tough peacemaker, determined and courageous.
Authorities say Carraway was shot Wednesday trying to rescue three Florence County deputies ambushed as they came to question a sex assault suspect in an upscale Florence neighborhood.