Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper

Deputy Sheriff Kevin Carper

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Kevin Carper

Deputy Kevin Carper was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a suspect who fled during a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot as soon as Deputy Carper attempted to stop him on Midway Park Drive shortly after 10:00 pm.

A struggle ensued when Deputy Carper caught the suspect. The man produced a .38 caliber handgun and shot Deputy Carper twice. One round was stopped by his vest but the second round entered one of the vest's armholes, causing a fatal wound to the chest. The assailant was shot by Deputy Carper and a second deputy. The killer was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Deputy Carper had served with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters.

A monument on I-85, at Exit 69, was placed in memory of Deputy Carper and a bridge on Highway 129, crossing over I-85 in Spartanburg County, has been named in his memory. The memorial was later moved to Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office.

Bio

  • Age 39
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge 547

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .38 caliber
  • Offender Shot and killed

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Happy Birthday to our brother Kevin Earl Carper in Heaven

Deputy Kevin Carper
No words can express this pain .

Don’t cry for me today
As I am giving you this penny for your tears
I’m just a star away as you look up I will be looking down
I will shine on within your memories that keeps me
Shine on
Don’t cry for me today
I loved you then, now and forever
Let me shine on
Don’t cry for me today
As I will shine
Shine on
Look up you see I’m that Star
Take this penny for today and don’t cry
I love you
let me shine
Shine on

I love and miss you so very much

Amanda Sweeney
Sister

November 19, 2018

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