Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 5 years
Badge # Not available
Cause: Vehicle pursuit
Incident Date: 2/28/1992
Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved
Offender: Charged with felony drunk driving
Trooper Hardy Godbold was killed when his marked Ford Mustang patrol car was pushed into a bunch of trees by a drunk driver. The driver was charged with felony drunk driving.
Trooper Godbold had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for almost five years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, brother, and sister.
On September 19th, 2009, Lance Corporal Jonathan Nash was killed in a motorcycle accident on the same highway while escorting a memorial charity ride in memory of Trooper Godbold.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Lance Corporal Jonathan Shea Nash