Fallen Heroes

 Deputy Sheriff Kevin Earl Carper

Age: 39

Tour of Duty: 12 years
Badge Number: 547
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Weapon Used: Handgun; .38 caliber
Suspect Info: Shot and killed

Deputy Kevin Carper was shot and killed during a foot pursuit of a suspect who fled during a traffic stop. The driver of the vehicle fled on foot as soon as Deputy Carper attempted to stop him on Midway Park Drive shortly after 10:00 pm.

A struggle ensued when Deputy Carper caught the suspect. The man produced a .38 caliber handgun and shot Deputy Carper twice. One round was stopped by his vest but the second round entered one of the vest's armholes, causing a fatal wound to the chest. The assailant was shot by Deputy Carper and a second deputy. The killer was transported to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Deputy Carper had served with the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office for 9 years. He is survived by his wife and three daughters

Officer Down Memorial Kevin Carper Link 


Farewell to a Hero 

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