Sergeant Carlton Patrick "Rick" Pope

Sergeant Carlton Patrick "Rick" Pope

Fountain Inn Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, October 9, 1996

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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.


  • 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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Son, I love you!
You are always in my heart and thoughts. I get sad the closer to the date you left us. You left me with so much love, happiness and joy. Remembering you as a outstanding son, father, bother, grandson, friend and all that got the honor of knowing you.
Until the day we meet again Where I get to see that great smile and your arms around me again. I love those hugs.
Missing you so much


October 5, 2020

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