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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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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