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State names part of I-95 after slain trooper

Patrol commander F. Kenny Lancaster Jr. salutes after presenting the American flag to Kevin Smalls during a memorial service honoring Smalls’ father, Bruce K. Smalls, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Jasper County on Sept. 27, 1985. During the ceremony at the S.C. Welcome Center on I-95 in Jasper County, a portion of the interstate running through Jasper County was dedicated as the Trooper 1st Class Bruce K. Smalls Memorial Highway.
Patrol commander F. Kenny Lancaster Jr. salutes after presenting the American flag to Kevin Smalls during a memorial service honoring Smalls’ father, Bruce K. Smalls, who was shot and killed during a traffic stop in Jasper County on Sept. 27, 1985. During the ceremony at the S.C. Welcome Center on I-95 in Jasper County, a portion of the interstate running through Jasper County was dedicated as the Trooper 1st Class Bruce K. Smalls Memorial Highway. JAY KARR | The Island Packet

S.C. Highway Patrol Trooper 1st Class Bruce Smalls was responding to a call of an erratic driver during a 1985 traffic stop on Interstate 95. As Smalls, 30, walked up to the motor home, he was shot six times by driver Richard Johnson, who was executed for the crime. Smalls’ family and others attended a ceremony Friday dedicating to him a portion of I-95 that runs through Jasper County.

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