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Deputy Sheriff John Mark Dial | Richland County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina Richland County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

John Mark Dial

Richland County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, April 17, 1992

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 25

Tour: 3 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Weapon: Automobile; Alcohol involved

Offender: Sentenced to 18 years

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Deputy Dial was killed when his patrol car was struck by a pickup truck being driven by a drunk driver. The driver was convicted of felony driving under the influence and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Deputy Dial had served with the Richland County Sheriff's Department for almost 3 years. He was survived by his wife.

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We continue to honor you for your sacrifice and service to the citizens of Richland County and to the State of South Carolina. You will never be forgotten, nor will your brave family!

Lois Rao, Surviving Mother
Surviving Mother, SCHP Sr. Trp. Michael J. Rao, EOW 6/12/2002
February 9, 2017

 

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