Patrolman John Ray Riddle

Patrolman John Ray Riddle

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, January 15, 1961

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John Ray Riddle

Patrolman John Riddle was killed in an automobile crash when his patrol car was struck by a tractor-trailer on U.S. 301 south of Manning.

He was traveling south just before dawn when he and the tractor-trailer collided. His patrol car burst into flames. He was

Patrolman Riddle was a United States Army veteran and served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for at least 8 months. He was survived by his wife, parents, two sisters, and four brothers. One of his brothers also served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol.


  • Age 26
  • Tour 8 months
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

routine driving, vehicle crash

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Judge /Magistrate/SC Trooper Sheridan Ly

January 15, 2024

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