Lieutenant Rufus Frank Looper, III

Lieutenant Rufus Frank Looper, III

Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, February 1, 1975

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Rufus Frank Looper, III

Lieutenant Rufus Looper was shot and killed while investigating a suspicious person at his father's garage.

Lieutenant Looper, who was off-duty, went to his father's garage after his father contacted him and told him there was a suspicious person inside the business. As Lieutenant Looper entered the building he was shot once in the head. He died the following morning at Greenville Memorial Hospital.

Lieutenant Looper's father was also shot by the suspect, dying from his wounds four hours later.

The subject was arrested and sentenced to death, but the sentence was later commuted to life in prison. He was later paroled in 2010.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, January 31, 1975
  • Weapon Handgun; .32 caliber
  • Offender Sentenced to life

off duty

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Rest in peace Lt. Looper.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

October 5, 2019

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