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TO REQUEST THE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION NAME THE PORTION OF HOFFMEYER ROAD IN DARLINGTON COUNTY FROM ITS INTERSECTION WITH SOUTH CAROLINA HIGHWAY 340 TO ITS INTERSECTION WITH NORTH EBENEZER ROAD "TERRENCE CARRAWAY MEMORIAL HIGHWAY" AND ERECT APPROPRIATE MARKERS OR SIGNS ALONG THIS PORTION OF HIGHWAY CONTAINING THESE WORDS.
Whereas, Sergeant Carraway was shot and killed after an ambush in Florence's Vintage Place neighborhood on October 3, 2018, while responding to assist three Florence County Sheriff's Office deputies, all of whom had been shot and wounded while serving a sexual assault warrant; and
Whereas, born in Florence, he was the son of the late Delores "Sabra" Carraway Onwuka and was educated in the public schools of Darlington County where he was an all-around athlete and a 1984 graduate of Mayo High School. He loved football and was eternally devoted to the Oakland Raiders; and
Whereas, Sergeant Carraway was a thirty-year veteran police officer with the Florence Police Department, highly decorated and having earned many honors, including Police Officer of the Year, Hometown Hero, and the Medal of Valor; and
Whereas, he served with distinction as a Security Journeyman in the Air Force Reserve and retired after twenty-three years with the 315th Security Forces Squadron at the Charleston Air Force Base. In 2002, he was honored as the first African-American airman from Charleston Air Force Reserve Command to be named NCO of the Year World Wide, and he was selected as one of the Twelve Outstanding Airmen of 2002; and
Whereas, a faithful member of the Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church in Darlington, Sergeant Carraway served as a member of the ushers ministry, male choir, C. L. Bowens Choir, and other ministries of the church and keenly supported youth ministry; and
Whereas, together with his beloved wife of twenty-nine years, Allison Greene Carraway, he reared two fine sons, Terrence Rashad Carraway and Tislam Larenzo Blathers; and
Whereas, there is no greater or braver sacrifice for a man to make than to lay down his life. Therefore, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly believe it would be fitting and proper to name a highway in his honor. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, request the Department of Transportation name the portion of Hoffmeyer Road in Darlington County from its intersection with South Carolina Highway 340 to its intersection with North Ebenezer Road "Terrence Carraway Memorial Highway" and erect appropriate markers or signs along this portion of highway containing these words.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the Department of Transportation.
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