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Trooper Hardy Merl Godbold | South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

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Hardy Merl Godbold

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, February 29, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 34

Tour: 5 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicle pursuit

Incident Date: 2/28/1992

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Charged with felony drunk driving

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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.

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Lance Corporal Jonathan Shea Nash
South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina
End of Watch: Saturday, September 19, 2009
Cause: Motorcycle accident

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God Bless you Trooper Hardy GODBOLD and Corporal Jonathan NASH, for your service and ultimate sacrifice, and to your families both Red and Blue, in particular, the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

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September 19, 2015

 

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