Deputy Sheriff John Mark Dial

Deputy Sheriff John Mark Dial

Richland County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, April 17, 1992

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John Mark Dial

Deputy Dial was killed when his patrol car was struck by a pickup truck being driven by a drunk driver. The driver was convicted of felony driving under the influence and sentenced to 18 years in prison.

Deputy Dial had served with the Richland County Sheriff's Department for almost 3 years. He was survived by his wife.


  • Age 25
  • Tour 3 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Weapon Automobile; Alcohol involved
  • Offender Sentenced to 18 years

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Aiken County, SC

April 17, 2018

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