Family, Friends & Fellow Officers Remember...

Sergeant Terrence Felipe Carraway

Florence Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, October 3, 2018

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Reflections for Sergeant Terrence Felipe Carraway

I’m so sorry for your lose. What a tragedy! RIP Brother!

Cpl. Kevin Duck Kevin Duck
Shreveport

October 4, 2018

Rest in peace my brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and the Florence Police Department.j

James J. Scanlon (Retired CPD)
North American SWAT Training Assoc

October 4, 2018

In Honor of your Sacrifice and for your family and friends, I salute you as a HERO!

"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 whose 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 © 1993 - All Rights Reserved
and may not be duplicated without permission

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

October 4, 2018

Rest in peace Sir. Condolences to the immediate family and fellow officers. May God Bless all our first responders.

Former Reserve Deputy Sheriff Eddie Alve
Osceola County Sheriff Office, Florida.

October 4, 2018

Thank you for your service. RIP.

Sergeant Brian J. Wills II
Oswego County Sheriff's Office

October 4, 2018

God bless you, Officer. Thank you for your sacrifice. May God bless and comfort your family, and give them some kind of peace. Thank you for your service.

Mother of Deputy Sheriff
Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, Metairie, Louisiana.

October 4, 2018

Thank you Officer Carraway for your dedication and for paying the ultimate sacrifice for the fine folks in the great state of South Carolina. You are a true AMERICAN HERO !!!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends and co-workers. May you forever, rest in peace, my brother.

HEROES NEVER DIE...

Sergeant Mitchell G. Cheselka (Retired)
Orange County Sheriff, California
Polk County Sheriff, Oregon

October 4, 2018

RIP brother. Thank you for your service.

Stafc Lt. DennisZwayer,ret.
Ohio State Patrol

October 4, 2018

May the family's fond memories help them through this difficult time.

Terry L. Vice
Patrol Officer (1979-1984)
Greeley PD
Colorado

October 4, 2018

My heart breaks for all my sisters and brothers in the FCSO and the FPD.
I will be praying for all of you and the community at large, but specifically for the deputies and officers involved, and their families.
I never met Officer Carraway in person, but looking at his compassionate eyes in the photographs, and reading the heart-wrenching words of those who did know him, I feel like I DID know him.
I see him in the faces of my sons, in the faces of my grandchildren, and in my mind’s eye as I remember so many amazing partners that always had my back.
“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭5:9‬ ‭KJV‬‬
I find great comfort in knowing that Terrence is forever in the presence of the One who Loves him perfectly.
“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
‭‭John‬ ‭15:13‬ ‭KJV‬‬
We are poorer without you, Brother. But heaven is richer.
Congratulations on your final promotion.
Carry on.

Dan Glover
Deputy, Retired
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department

October 4, 2018

Rest in peace Brother Terrence, you are a true American Hero and will never be forgotten for your service and courage.

Son of G. Truman Wortham EOW 07/15/73

Assistant Chief Carl Wortham (retired)
Sand Springs OK PD

October 4, 2018

My condolences to the family... May god give you the strength you need at this difficult time...

Retired Detective B Holmes
Newark Police

October 4, 2018

Our deepest condolences to Officer Castaways family, his fellow officers. We are praying for you. May the Lord give you comfort, strength and HIS grace in the days ahead.

Chaplain Jim Brackeen
Richmond Hill Police Department

October 4, 2018

To the entire Caraway family, and to his brothers and sisters in the Florence Police Department and Sheriff Department my deepest and most heartfelt condolences. May Terrence's soul forever rest in Heaven, and may God bless his entire family. Officer Terrence Caraway will never ever be forgotten for he gave his life trying to help save the life of his brother and sister officers.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

October 4, 2018

A courageous, selfless servant has gone to his reward. RIP and thank you for your incomprehensible sacrifice.

Chaplain Bill Roscoe
Canyon Co. Sheriffs Office, Idaho

October 4, 2018

God bless you Ofc. Carraway. Truly the embodiment of public service.

NT

October 4, 2018

Praying for peace and comfort today and in the long days ahead. With deepest sympathy,

Rita Rocker, Deputy Executive Director
Georgia State Board of Pardons & Paroles

October 4, 2018

I didn't know Officer Terrence Carraway, I am deeply saddened by the loss of any officer that loses his life in the line of duty, my father was an officer, as well as my brother, at any time this could have happened to them. My deepest condolences to his family, friends and fellow officers. The country mourns with you and stands beside in your grief.

Garnett Spontini
Citizen of this great country

October 4, 2018

Rest in Peace Officer Carraway

Police Officer Ahmed Danso-Faried - Whit
White Plains Police Department

October 4, 2018

May you Rest In Peace and God Bless You , your Family . Fellow officers. You took an oath over 30 years ago to serve , uphold and protect and that you did. You did it proudly. Now the rest of us will continue . Your next chapter is beginning. Brothers and Sisters of The Blue is a Proud Color that lasts for Eternity.

Ret.Bureau Chief Girchenti
Current Military Chaplain USAF

October 4, 2018

Words cannot describe my sadness at the terrible tragedy that took place. God be with family and co workers of the offiicers.

Jeannette Shields
Mom of Officer James Shields,
Buffalo, PD EOW 10/30/2002

JEANNETTE SHIELDS
WNY Chapter of Concerns of Police Survivors

October 4, 2018

Walk well, my Brother. (Inuit Prayer)

Donnie Bowerman (Ret.)
Kansas City Police, Jackson County Sheriff's Office, DEA

October 4, 2018

May the good lord welcome you with open arms,for you have done your job well.

Douglas Maykowski
Fraternal Order Of Police Central Macomb Lodge #187 Macomb County Mich

October 4, 2018

On behalf of the Klamath County Sheriff's Office in Klamath Falls Oregon, we send our sincerest sympathy in the recent loss of your Officer, Terrence Carraway, in the line of duty. It is always a huge loss when a fellow officer makes the ultimate sacrifice. His bravery and courage to protect and serve your community has not gone unnoticed. Our thoughts and prayers to the three Florence Police Officers and to the three Florence County Sheriff Deputies that were wounded for a safe and speedy recovery.

Sheriff Chris Kaber
Klamath County Sheriff's Office

October 4, 2018

Officer Carraway, you are a true hero. You gave your life so that your brother officers may live. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten.

Patrolman Kyle Donahue
Dracut (MA) Police Department

October 4, 2018

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