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Patrolman Ralph W. McCracken | South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

Patrolman

Ralph W. McCracken

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch: Monday, October 12, 1931

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 1 year, 3 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Motorcycle crash

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Patrolman Ralph McCracken was killed in a motorcycle accident in Fairfield County while en route to Yorktown, Virginia, to represent the South Carolina Highway Patrol at the Yorktown Sesquicentennial Celebration.

He was riding with another patrolman to Chester, South Carolina, to meetup with a squad of 12 who were being sent to the celebration when his motorcycle collided with a mail truck. Patrolman McCracken was thrown from the motorcycle and suffered fatal injuries.

Patrolman McCracken had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for 15 months. He was survived by his wife and two daughters.

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Patrolman McCracken,
On today, the 85th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of South Carolina.

R.I.P.
USBP

Anonymous
United States Border Patrol
October 12, 2016

 

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