Investigator Holmes Smith
Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department, South Carolina
End of Watch: Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tour of Duty: 19 years
Badge Number: Not available
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: November 5, 2014
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available
Agency Contact Information
Sheriff Randy Garrett
Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department
217 Commerce Street
Manning, SC 29102
Phone: (803) 435-4414
Investigator Holmes Smith was killed in a single vehicle crash on Sumter Highway, near I-95, in Alcolu at approximately 2:30 pm.
He was returning to Clarendon County after meeting with South Carolina Law Enforcement Division special agents in Sumter County as part of an auto theft investigation.
Investigator Holmes had served with the Clarendon County Sheriff’s Department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.
Clarendon County, SC (WLTX) – A Clarendon County deputy was killed Wednesday in a car collision, Sheriff Randy Garrett confirms.
Garrett says Investigator Holmes Smith, a 19-year law enforcement veteran, died in the collision. The sheriff says Smith had a meeting earlier in the day with SLED agents in Sumter County about a car theft case. Around 3 p.m, as he was on his way back from the meeting, his car ran off the road on Highway 521.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol is investigating the collision.
According to Sheriff Randy Garrett, Smith had served with the sheriff’s department for 19 years. He is survived by his wife and five children.