Remembering Dennis Carl Compton

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Remembering Dennis Carl Compton

2016-08-15T11:29:14+00:00 August 6th, 2016|Remember the Fallen|Comments Off on Remembering Dennis Carl Compton

Dennis Carl ComptonToday in 2008, Colleton County Deputy Sheriff Dennis Compton, 38, was shot and killed while responding to a residential alarm call on Sunflower Drive, in Smoaks, at approximately 3:00 am.

The homeowner’s son had also been notified of the alarm by the alarm company. When he arrived at the home he found Deputy Compton wounded and used his radio to alert dispatchers.

In September 2008 two suspects, 18 and 19 years old, were arrested and charged with Deputy Compton’s murder. In December 2011 both suspects were sentenced to life prison.

Deputy Compton had served with the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office for sixteen months, starting as a detention center officer. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Dennis Carl Compton’s name has been engraved on the South Carolina Law Enforcement Memorial at the Statehouse in Columbia and at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC, located on panel 11-E: 26. ¬†Also, a plaque bearing his name is displayed at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame in Columbia.

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A retired law enforcement officer who now serves as the President of the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3.
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