Officer Scotty Richardson

AIKEN -- Aiken Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Rich­ardson was killed and another officer was wounded during a shootout late Tuesday, December 20, 2011. In December of 2012, Second Judicial Circuit Solicitor J. Strom Thurmond Jr. filed notice that he intended to seek the death penalty against Stephon Morrell Carter, of Aiken.

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Fallen officers honored at luncheon

Thirty-eight law enforcement officers from Richmond, Columbia and Aiken counties killed in the line of duty were honored during a Wednesday luncheon for Peace Officer Memorial Day.
By Bianca Cain Johnson | Wednesday, May 15, 2013

USC Aiken scholarship honors slain officers

A new scholarship at the University of South Carolina Aiken will honor two Aiken police officers who were killed in the line of duty.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013

Shootings of officers on the rise

The fatal shootings of two Augusta-area police officers in 2011, followed by a third in January, reflect a nationwide trend.
By Bianca Cain Johnson and Walter C. Jones | Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012

Death penalty sought in officer slaying

Second Judicial Circuit Solicitor J. Strom Thurmond Jr. filed notice Thursday, informing defense attorney Aaron Walsh of his intention to seek the death penalty against his client, Stephon M. Carter.
By Steve Crawford | Monday, Dec. 3, 2012

Ceremony honors slain officer

COLUMBIA -- A memorial honoring Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson brought comfort to his loved ones but also reminded them of their pain.
By Sarita Chourey | Wednesday, May 2, 2012

New director leads at mournful time

Charles Barranco became Director of Aiken Public Safety on Jan. 21, and has had to lead the department through a difficult period following the deaths of two of its officers.
By Summer Moore | Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Teams help officers deal with trauma

Experts are working to help officers who live through shootings or witness the death of a colleague get through it and get back on the job.
By Steve Crawford | Saturday, Feb. 18, 2012

Training focuses on safety

There is one unwritten rule that every police officer knows: “Make sure you go home at the end of your shift.” Sadly, not every officer is able to comply.
By Steve Crawford | Friday, Feb. 17, 2012

Bond hearing set for suspect in officer slaying

The man charged in the slaying of an Aiken Public Safety officer will have a bond hearing Thursday morning.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012

Slain officer's shift honored

Aiken Mayor Fred Cavanaugh presented character awards to the members of Aiken Public Safety's C shift during the City Council meeting Monday night.
Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012

4 Aiken officers still off regular duty

Four Aiken Public Safety officers remain off regular duty while awaiting the outcome of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division's investigation into a shootout that left a police officer dead.
By Steve Crawford | Sunday, Jan. 8, 2012

Suspect in officer slaying waives extradition

The man suspected in the shooting death of an Aiken policeman will return to South Carolina to face the charges.
By Steve Crawford | Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2012

Shooting suspect transferred to jail

The man suspected of fatally wounding an Aiken policeman last month has been transferred from a Richmond County hospital to its jail.
By Steve Crawford | Monday, Jan. 2, 2012

Slaying suspect still in hospital

Stephon Carter, the man arrested in the Dec. 20 slaying of Aiken Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson, remains in the hospital.
By Steve Crawford | Friday, Dec. 30, 2011

Defense attorney named for shooting suspect

The family of Stephon M. Carter has hired trial lawyer Carl B. Grant as a defense attorney, according to a statement from Grant's firm, which has offices in Columbia and Orangeburg, S.C.
By Steve Crawford | Wednesday, Dec. 28, 2011

Tributes offered for officer

AIKEN — Bethany Cemetery was a sea of uniforms Tuesday afternoon as friends, family, community members and law enforcement officers gathered to lay Aiken Master Public Safety Officer Scotty ...
By Gracie Shepherd and Summer Moore | Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Hundreds gather to pay respects to officer

AIKEN — For hours Monday, people from Aiken County and elsewhere lined the streets of the city waiting to pay their respects to an officer many had never met.
By Bianca Cain | Tuesday, Dec. 27, 2011

Richardson family release statement

The Richardson family has released a statement regarding the death of Aiken Master Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson.
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Vigil tonight for slain Aiken officer

A vigil is planned tonight and a funeral on Tuesday for Master Aiken Public Safety Officer Scotty Richardson.
Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

Community grapples with tragedy in Aiken

Scotty Richardson became the fifth Aiken Public Safety Department officer to die in the line of duty.
By Steve Crawford | Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011

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