Sergeant Terrence Felipe Carraway

Sergeant Terrence Felipe Carraway

Florence Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Terrence Felipe Carraway

Sergeant Terrence Carraway was shot and killed while responding to assist three Florence County Sheriff's Office deputies who had been shot and wounded while serving a sexual assault warrant at a house off of Vintage Drive. Investigator Farrah Turner, of the Florence County Sheriff's Office, succumbed to her wounds three weeks later.

Another subject in the house opened fire on the deputies as they approached the house, wounding all three. The man then positioned himself in a vantage point in a second-floor window, giving him a view of fire of several hundred yards. Sergeant Carraway, along with three other Florence police officers, responded to the scene and were attempting to rescue the three wounded deputies when the subject opened fire on them too, shooting all four.

All of the wounded officers were transported to a local hospital where Sergeant Carraway succumbed to his wounds. Investigator Turner succumbed to her wounds on October 22nd, 2018, after undergoing nine surgeries.

The subject remained barricaded inside of his home for two hours before being taken into custody.

Sergeant Carraway was a U.S. Air Force veteran and had served with the Florence Police Department for 30 years. He is survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 30 years
  • Badge 272A
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender Arrested

ambush, officer assistance, sex offense, sniper, warrant service

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It is with great pride in our profession and humility in learning how he served the citizens Florence that I bicycle in memory of Sergeant Carraway this weekend. The Pennsylvania Division of Law Enforcement United leaves Reading PA Friday to bicycle to Washington DC for Police week. On this ride every mile I pedal will be to honor Sergeant Carraway’s service.

In researching Sergeant Carraway and his tragic death while courageously attempting to save others, I was humbled to see a man who walked the line for 30 plus years put others before himself and put himself in harm’s way to rescue those who had been injured.

Sergeant Carraway and Investigator Turner will never be forgotten.

Riding to honor those who gave all and support those they left behind.

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Sgt. David M. Bentz
Exeter Township Police Department

May 6, 2019

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