Trooper Hardy Merl Godbold

Trooper Hardy Merl Godbold

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, February 29, 1992

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Hardy Merl Godbold

Trooper Hardy Godbold was killed when his marked Ford Mustang patrol car was pushed into a bunch of trees by a drunk driver. The driver was charged with felony drunk driving.

Trooper Godbold had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for almost five years. He was survived by his wife, two daughters, mother, brother, and sister.

On September 19th, 2009, Lance Corporal Jonathan Nash was killed in a motorcycle accident on the same highway while escorting a memorial charity ride in memory of Trooper Godbold.


  • Age 34
  • Tour 5 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Incident Date Friday, February 28, 1992
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Charged with felony drunk driving

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Rest in peace always and know that your service and sacrifice will never, ever be forgotten by your law enforcement brethren.

Detective Cpl/3 Steven Rizzo
Delaware State Police (Retired)

September 19, 2020

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