Sergeant Carlton Patrick "Rick" Pope

Sergeant Carlton Patrick "Rick" Pope

Fountain Inn Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, October 9, 1996

Carlton Patrick "Rick" Pope

Sergeant "Rick" Pope was killed in an automobile crash while involved a high-speed vehicle pursuit on I-385.

His patrol car left the roadway, struck some trees, and burst into flames at the exit for S.C. 101. He was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to serious head injuries he sustained when he was ejected from the vehicle.

Sergeant Pope was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the Fountain Inn Police Department for six years. He is survived by his wife and 5-year-old son.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

vehicle pursuit

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Just past a sign on I-385 in Fountain Inn, SC. SGT Rick Pope Memorial Highway. WTF? I was on the USS Richmond K Turner CG-20 with a Rick Pope...Sadly google has informed me that another shipmate is gone. The first time I ate crawfish was at his Dads house in Mississippi, good times! Thanks for all the fun and crazy memories!
I am Glad to have known you and it was an honor to have served with you!

STG2 Maniche
US Navy

November 22, 2018

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