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First Sergeant Frankie Lee Lingard | South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

First Sergeant

Frankie Lee Lingard

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, December 31, 1997

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 15 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to death

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Sergeant Frankie Lingard was shot and killed by a man who he had pulled over for speeding after the vehicle passed his cruiser at approximately 80 mph on I-95, near Santee, South Carolina.

As Sergeant Lingard was approaching the vehicle on the driver's side the subject shot him and then sped away. Another officer pulled the vehicle over a short time later and a woman and two children jumped out. After a chase that went through three counties the driver crashed his vehicle and was apprehended. Both adults were charged with murder. The male subject was sentenced to death.

Sergeant Lingard was not wearing his vest at the time. All four shots struck him in the chest and back.

Sergeant Lingard had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for 15 years. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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Always in my prayers Frankie . Prayers to your family and SCHP

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC
December 31, 2016


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