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Ceremony Held at HHS on Behalf of Fallen Florence Officers


On Thursday, October 25, 2018, Hemingway High School (HHS) presented sympathy cards to personal representatives of the officers who lost their lives in the tragic Florence shooting that took place earlier this month.

Lieutenant Troy Enzor of the Florence County Sheriff’s Office received a card honoring both Florence Police Sergeant Terrence Carraway and Florence County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Farrah Turner.  Ms. Katie M. Godwin, mother of Investigator Turner, received her daughter’s card.  Farrell B.G. Turner, Investigator Turner’s twin brother, also attended the ceremony along with her uncle, Pastor Herbert F. Godwin.  Tharrington Harris and Carrell Cockfield, family friends, were in attendance as well.

Johnovan Barkers, Student Council President, and Courtney Smith, Student Council Vice-President, led the emotional ceremony that took place in the school’s foyer as they presented the cards to attendees.  WC Sheriff, Stephen R. Gardner, and WC Deputy Chief, Verney Cumbee, Hemingway Police Chief, Brian Todd, and Hemingway Police Department Captain, Brenda Lambert were in attendance.

HHS’s Art Teacher, Chakaris Thomas, designed the beautiful cards, and the faculty, staff, and student body of Hemingway High School signed them to express their deepest condolences.

Dr. Tara Richardson, Interim Principal of HHS, stated that the students and staff wanted to offer their support and comfort to the families and agencies of Sergeant Terrence Carraway and Investigator Farrah Turner.  Dr. Richardson was especially touched that Investigator Turner’s mother attended the ceremony on behalf of her daughter during this difficult time.  Dr. Richardson stated she “was deeply honored to meet the mother of a true hero who sacrificed her life in the line of duty.”