Carraway among officers honored by Sheriffs’ Association
Darlington resident Terrence Carraway was among 18 sheriff’s deputies, five police officers and one SLED agent honored by the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association last week in Columbia.
The Medal of Valor Award is given to law enforcement officers who perform actions above and beyond the call of duty, exhibit exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness and presence of mind; or act with unusual swiftness, regardless of their personal safety in an attempt to save or protect human life.
Carraway, an officer with the Florence Police Department, was killed Oct. 3, 2018, during an ambush attack on law-enforcement officers in Florence County. Florence County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Farrah Turner was wounded in that incident and later died from her injuries. Both received the Medal of Valor Award last week.
Other officers who were wounded in that incident, but survived, also received the honor.