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Lance Corporal Randall Scott Hewitt

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, June 23, 1996

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Reflections for Lance Corporal Randall Scott Hewitt

L/Cpl Hewitt,
On today, the 25th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of South Carolina. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

June 23, 2021

Always remembered brother.

Judge /Magistrate Sheridan (Danny) Lynn
Former S.C. Highway Patrol

June 22, 2021

Never forgotten brother.

Judge / Magistrate Sheridan Lynn (former
Aiken County, S.C.

June 23, 2020

Thank you for your service and please know that your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

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

June 23, 2020

Always remembered brother!! Continued prayers for your family.

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

June 23, 2018

We never forget! Rest in peace

Magistrate and former SC Trooper Danny L
Aiken County, SC

June 23, 2016

Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 23, 2015

My Husband was the one who worked the scene of your passing. Today on Sept. 29th, 2014, he was telling me about this. The first time he witnessed one passing. It still brings sadness to him. Know you are remembered and never forgotten.

Cairo Powell
Wife to Cpt, Michael Powell of HSFD

September 29, 2014

I was traveling down I-95 Friday and saw the sign with your name on it and it brought back a lot of memories of you, Rey, Allen and Wayne in HS. I looked up to you then as I continue to do. You are missed and will never be forgotten.

Captain S. Kevin Heins
Myrtle Beach Police Department

April 14, 2013

Randall has been a true inspiration in my life knowing him as a co worker and a friend who I worked with at the beginning of my carrer.

His honesty and integrity has always been a example for me to follow in the past, and many years to come.

Romans 8:38

Frank Bunton / Police Advisor Afganistan
State Transport Police Retired

August 26, 2009

Your heroism and service is honored today, the thirteenth anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya


June 24, 2009

I was visiting a friend in NC today and, on the way there, drove over a bridge that was named in your honor. I always make it a habit to come look up the name when I get home so I can learn about what it was that ended that person's tour of duty. So 12 years after your passing, there are people out there learning about you and how you served your community. Thank you for all that you did.

Natasha Hubbard

January 4, 2009

Thinking of you on the 12th anniversary of your EOW. It's fine men like you
that make America great. Not many can do the job you chose to do and we
thank you for your service.
Lynn Kole
Bellingham, WA

June 23, 2008

Forced into retirement, but often remember that Sunday morning when you passed. I remember how I felt that afternoon when I found out. You are gone but you are never forgotten. I think of you often and I am proud to have been your friend and comrade in grey. Rest in peace my dear friend.

Jeffery R Nettles, Retired
SCHP District 5

March 7, 2008

"The Badge"
He starts his shift each day
To respond to calls unknown.
He drives a marked patrol car.
A police officer he is known.
He's paid by the citizens' taxes
To make it safe on the streets.
But he usually has a second job
'Cause a waitress has his salary beat.
Now he doesn't know a holiday
'Cause he works all year round.
And when Thanksgiving and Christmas finally arrive
At his home he cannot be found.
He's cursed and assaulted often,
The one whos blood runs blue.
He seldom ever gets a thanks,
To some he's just a fool.
His friends are always other cops
'Cause people just don't understand
That underneath his badge and gun,
He's just another man.
He knows there might not be a tomorrow
In this world of drugs and crime.
And he gets so mad at the court system
'Cause the crooks don't get any time.
And each day when he leaves for work,
He prays to God above.
Please bring me home after my shift
So I can see the ones I love.
But tonight he stops a speeding car,
He's alone down this ole' highway.
It's just a little traffic infraction.
He does it everyday.
Well, he walks up to the driver's window,
And his badge is shining bright.
He asked the guy for a driver's license,
When a shot rang through the night.
Yes, the bullet hit its mark,
Striking the officer in the chest.
But the Department's budget didn't buy
Each officer a bullet-proof vest.
So he lay on the ground bleeding.
His blood wasn't blue - His blood was red.
And briefly he thought of his loved ones
'Cause in a moment the officer was dead.
In the news they told the story
Of how this officer had died.
And some who listened cared less,
But those who loved him cried.
Well, they buried him in uniform
With his badge pinned on his chest.
He even had his revolver,
He died doing his best.
Written By:
David L. Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Department
Columbia, South Carolina
Used with Special Permission of the Author
Copyright © 1999 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

Investigator David L Bell
Richland County Sheriff's Dept., Columbia, SC

November 16, 2007

We continue to honor you for your service and dedication to the citizens of South Carolina.

You will never be forgotten for your sacrifice.

Lois Rao
Surviving Mother
SCHP Senior Trooper Michael J. Rao
End of Watch June 12, 2002

Lois Rao

October 1, 2007

G-d bless.

June 23, 2007

Thinking of you, your children, and your SCHP comrades.

Debbie Brewer

April 27, 2007

I just wanted you to know I still think of you often.
You always made me and the other troopers of Florence
County smile, when we were having a bad day. You are

L/Cpl. Robert M. Austin
SCHP Troop#5/Post D

January 31, 2007

Lance Corporal Hewitt you are a hero. Thank you for your service to the citizens of South Carolina. May you rest in peace my brother. May God continue to bless your loved ones.

State Constable J.L. Green
S.C. State Constables

June 23, 2006

The policeman stood and faced his God, which must always come to pass. He hoped his shoes were shinning just as brightly as his brass.
"Step foward now, policeman. How shall I deal with you? Have you always turned the other cheek? To My church have you been true?"
The policeman squared his shoulders and said, "No lord. I gues I ain't. Because those of us who carry badges, can't always be a saint."
I've had to work most Sundays and at time my talk was rough... and sometimes I've been violent because the strees are awful tough."
"But I never took a penny, that wasn't mine to keep... though I worked a lot of overtime when the bills got just to step."
"And I never passed a cry for help, though at time I shook with fear. And sometimes, God forgive me, I wept unmanly tears."
"I know I don't deserve a place mong the people here. They never wanted me around except to calm their fear."
"If you have a place for me here, Lord it needn't be so grand. I never expected or had to much, But if you don't... I'll understand."
There was a silence all around the throne, where the saints had often trod, as the policeman waited quietly for the judgment of his God.
"Step foward now, policeman. You've borne your burdens well. Come walk the beat on Heavens strees. You've done your time in hell."

l/cpl. C. K. MClendon
Horry County Plice Dept.

June 11, 2005

I don't know what to say. I finally found your memorial and I just want to tell you something. I go to school with your son, and he is a growing boy. He is soo fun to hang out with, and is a good football player. He is one of my good friends, and I know you'd be proud. You will never be forgotten!

Sgt. Brandon Grove
Florence Police Dept. Explorers, SC

June 5, 2005

Randel was not only a good Trooper but also a good man. I know he was my 1st cousin and I miss him.

Former S.C. Trooper T.E. Larrimore

February 24, 2005

Remembering you on your anniversary. Didn’t know so many were lost on 6/23 until one of our own was lost. You will never be forgotten.


June 23, 2004

Randall was an outstanding officer. He was quiet and performed his duties without fail. I worked with Randall for several years and found him to be a quiet person but a person who was very honest, friendly and a God fearing man. He is missed by all who knew him in this area.


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