Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 10 years
Badge # 641
Weapon: Handgun; .357 caliber
Offender: Executed in 2009
Sergeant Thomas Harrison was shot and killed in a local mall while attempting to question three subjects who had passed forged checks.
Unbeknownst to Sergeant Harrison, the suspects had kidnapped a businessman two days earlier and dumped his body in Orangeburg County. As Sergeant Harrison asked one of the subjects questions about their identity, the man pulled out a handgun. As he pulled the weapon out it discharged. The round struck the floor and ricocheted into Sergeant Harrison's abdomen. The suspect then fired five more rounds at Sergeant Harrison at point blank range, killing him.
The suspect was arrested, convicted of Sergeant Harrison's murder, and sentenced to death. He was executed by lethal injection on May 7, 2009.
Sergeant Harrison had been with the agency for ten years and was survived by his wife, son, and parents.