LISTEN: LE Officer Account of SC Police Ambush

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10/4/2018, NewsRadio WTKS - South Carolina authorities have identified the man accused of opening fire and killing a police officer during an armed standoff. Police were sent to the home of 74-year-old Frederick Hopkins to arrest an unidentified 27-year-old on a warrant for sexual assault of a minor, who was reportedly a foster child living the home. 

When they arrived, Hopkins, a disbarred lawyer who has a history of trouble with law enforcement, barricaded himself inside the home with children and started shooting at the officers.

Six police officers were wounded, and Terrence Carraway, who was a 30-year veteran with the Florence Police Department, was killed. 

South Carolina Dept. of Natural Resources Officer, Sgt. Raquel Salter (and my fraternal twin :-), had been deployed to Conway, near Florence, since Saturday for continued Hurricane Florence recovery and security.  During that time, she's been working closely with SLED (SC Law Enforcement Division) and other dept. officers.  

CLICK PLAY below to hear what it was like for Sgt. Salter and other nearby officers when this terrible situation began:

(Photo below:  Sgt. Salter and her personal dog Elsa placed in their first Canine Biathlon.  They look forward to doing it again.)

SC DNR Sgt. RAQUEL SALTER and personal dog Elsa - CREDIT:  Laura Anderson (WTKS)
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