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Trooper George Tillman Radford | South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Trooper

George Tillman Radford

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, October 29, 1988

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 41

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 699

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Acquitted after five trials

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Trooper George Radford was shot and killed while on duty. The suspect had submerged his body in a pond off of SC Highway 34, where it was found the following day.

The suspect in his murder was found not guilty in his fifth trial in 1999. He had been found guilty in two previous trials and the other two trials resulted in hung juries.

Trooper Radford had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for 16 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, mother, and three siblings.

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Never forgotten! Rest in peace

Judge /retired SC Tropper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC
October 29, 2016

 

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