On October 3, 2018, several officers were involved in a shootout while serving a warrant in Florence County, South Carolina. Two officers died from the incident, while five other officers were shot and wounded.
Sergeant Terrence Carraway was shot and killed while responding to assist three Florence County Sheriff’s Office deputies. He was 52 years old and is survived by his wife and three children. Sergeant Carraway served with the Florence Police Department for 30 years and was a U.S. Air Force veteran.
Investigator Farrah Turner arrived at the home to interview the subject when another subject in the house opened fire. She was shot and succumbed to her wounds on October 22nd.
As the community began to process this horrific event, a Give Blue Fundraiser launched on our site. We send our thanks to everyone that participated and continues to wear their #FLORENCESTRONG T-Shirts in honor of the heroes involved on that tragic day.
"I want to thank this community for reaching out already. I want to thank all of my brothers and sisters in blue from around this country who are already reaching out,” said Heidler. “We will take care of our family, cause this is my family. These officers are my family. We will take care of them and we will take care of their loved ones.” - Florence Police Chief Allen Heidler, WMBF NEWS
A total donation of $2,355.00 was made to the D.A.R.E. Association of South Carolina in honor of the injured and fallen officers.
Terrance Carraway and Farrah Turner, may you rest in peace. God bless the community of Florence, South Carolina.