Lance Corporal Jonathan Wade Parker

Lance Corporal Jonathan Wade Parker

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, May 16, 2005

Jonathan Wade Parker

Trooper Jonathan Parker was killed when his patrol car was deliberately rammed during a vehicle pursuit of a robbery suspect near the intersection of Highway 527 and Highway 378.

The suspect had robbed a convenience store at a truck stop on I-95 earlier in the morning and was being pursued by Clarendon County deputies and Manning police officers.

Trooper Parker, who was ahead of the pursuit, had stopped his patrol car on the shoulder of the highway to wait for the pursuit to reach his location. It is believed that the suspect intentionally drove into the patrol car, causing it to burst into flames. The suspect attempted to flee on foot but was apprehended at the scene.

The suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole. He was sentenced to an additional 25 years for failure to stop.

Trooper Parker had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for 5 years, and had previously served with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office. He is survived by his wife, parents, brother, and four sisters.

Bio

  • Age 29
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge 779

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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It's been 13 years today brother. You have definitely not been forgotten and we miss you all of the time. I see Susan and she tells me that she found your green hunting light that I talk about you wearing coming out of the swamp. Keep patrolling those streets of gold and we will see you again one day.

Lieutenant Tripp Mays
Sumter County Sheriff's Office

May 16, 2018

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