Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: Not available
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Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Sentenced to life
Patrolman Richey Finch was shot and killed during a traffic stop. During the stop one of the occupants ran to the patrol car and opened fire, killing Patrolman Finch. After the shooting the three suspects fled and began to hitchhike on I-20.
Deputy Ernest Potter and his partner, of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department, stopped the suspects several hours later when they observed them hitchhiking. As the deputies stepped out of their patrol car one of the men opened fire, killing Deputy Potter and wounding his partner.
The subject was convicted of murder and sentenced to life plus 99 years.
Related Line of Duty Deaths
Deputy Sheriff Ernest Christian Potter, III