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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Sgt. Pope,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just for your Community but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

October 9, 2021

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