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 50-year-old 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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Rest in peace Deputy Sheriff Dial.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 15, 2019

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