FLORENCE, SC (FOX 46 WJZY) — A hero laid to rest in Florence.
Family, friends and a grieving community came together Monday afternoon to say their final goodbyes to Sergeant Terrence Carraway.
Carraway was shot and killed last week in an ambush that left six other officers injured.
“I’m going to miss his smile, his laughter and our big hugs,” sad Darlington County Sheriff Tony Chavis. “But Terrence has put his footprints upon us all.”
Many in attendance sported blue ribbons as they filed in to say one final goodbye to their brother in blue.
“Sometimes in life, you find a special friend,” said Sgt. Stevie Mumford. “Someone who changes your life just by being a part of it.”
Sgt. Carraway is being remembered for his courage and bravery.
“I was asked last week during an interview what word I would use to describe Terrence,” said Darlington Police Chief Kelvin Washington. “And I said bravery.”
“We grieve together today– a community in pain,” said Florence Mayor Stephen Wukela. “We may too be tempted, like this world around us, to be filled with anger and bitterness and hatred with a desire for vengeance. But we must aspire to the standard set for us by Carraway, our peacemaker.”
The legacy Sgt. Carraway left behind will never be forgotten.
“So I say to you, my forever friend, you will always have a place in my heart,” said Mumford.