Senior Trooper Michael Joseph Rao

Senior Trooper Michael Joseph Rao

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, June 12, 2002

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Michael Joseph Rao

Trooper Michael Rao succumbed to injuries received two days earlier when he was struck by a pickup truck, while assisting a motorist at 0830 hours on southbound I-95 near Manning, South Carolina.

The pickup truck veered off of the road, struck his patrol car and the other vehicle before landing on Trooper Rao. Trooper Rao was flown to a local hospital where he later died of his injuries.

Trooper Rao was a U.S. Navy veteran and had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for four years. He is survived by his wife, 2-year-old daughter, parents, and sister.

Bio

  • Age 33
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 941
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle
  • Incident Date Monday, June 10, 2002

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It was my privilege to work with you and your beautiful family during such a trying and difficult time at the hospital. I was the patient services counselor with orgsn donation agrncy at yhe time. I remember the many stories told of Michael by so many who stopped by to support you'll. Hope your memories continue to comfort you in your loss.

Jacque Kendall
Organ donation agency at yhat tine

June 13, 2019

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