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Sponsors: Reps. Talley, Anthony, Davenport, Kelly, Littlejohn, Mahaffey, Mitchell, W.D. Smith and Walker
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Introduced in the House on March 20, 2007
Adopted by the House on March 20, 2007
Summary: Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Carper
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Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3/20/2007 House Introduced and adopted HJ-8
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TO EXPRESS THE PROFOUND SORROW OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES UPON THE TRAGIC DEATH OF SHERIFF'S DEPUTY KEVIN CARPER, OF SPARTANBURG COUNTY, AND TO OFFER HIS FAMILY AND MANY FRIENDS DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina House of Representatives were deeply saddened by news of the death of Deputy Kevin Carper on February 27, 2007; and
Whereas, suffering mortal wounds to the chest while attempting to apprehend a fleeing suspect from a traffic stop, Deputy Carper was the first officer to die in the line of duty in Spartanburg County since 1967; and
Whereas, a devoted family man, Deputy Carper is survived by his loving wife, Andrea, and his three beautiful daughters, Kyleigh, Mary Kate, and Caroline; and
Whereas, dedicated to his church community, he regularly attended St. James United Methodist Church with his family and participated in many church activities; and
Whereas, described as a "natural cop", Deputy Carper believed he was born to become a law enforcement officer, and is remembered by his colleagues as always being eager to help and never in a bad mood; and
Whereas, earning respect and admiration from his peers, Deputy Carper remained humble and grounded, describing other officers as "more worthy" on the occasion of his winning a Deputy of the Month Award; and
Whereas, though the Spartanburg community and the State of South Carolina as a whole are devastated by this tragic loss of a true hero, Deputy Carper will live on in the memory of those who loved and knew him best, and his sacrifice will never be forgotten. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That the members of the House of Representatives of the State of South Carolina, by this resolution, express their profound sorrow upon the tragic death of Sheriff's Deputy Kevin Carper, of Spartanburg County, and offer his family and many friends deepest sympathy.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Andrea Carper, Kyleigh Carper, Mary Kate Carper, and Caroline Carper.
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