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Trooper First Class Bruce Kenneth Smalls | South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Trooper First Class

Bruce Kenneth Smalls

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, September 27, 1985

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 30

Tour: 9 years

Badge # Not available

Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Executed in 2002

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Trooper First Class Smalls was shot and killed during a traffic stop of a reckless driver on I-95 in Jasper County. Unbeknownst to Trooper Smalls, the RV was being driven by a suspect and an accomplice who had just murdered the owner of the vehicle.

The shooter was convicted of Trooper Smalls' murder and was executed on May 3, 2002.

Trooper First Class Smalls was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for nine years. He was survived by his wife and two sons.

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We never forget! God bless your family, RIP

Judge and former SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC
September 27, 2016

 

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