The memorial monument honoring slain deputy Kevin Carper is moved to the Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office. (Source: Spartanburg Co. Sheriff's Office)
SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) -
A monument honoring slain Spartanburg County deputy Kevin Carper was moved Tuesday to a new location to avoid damage.
The memorial monument once stood alongside Interstate 85 at the Highway 129 overpass but a spokesperson for the Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office said the ground was starting to erode and they did not want the memorial to fall over.
The memorial know stands in front of the sheriff's office on Howard Street.
Carper died in the line of duty on Feb. 27, 2007 when he was shot and killed at Wellford Estates.
The memorial monument along with a road sign were placed to remember Carper, who tried to pull Terry Brooks over during a traffic stop but he ran. Officials said there was a struggle, shots were fired and both men died in February 2007.
According to deputies, Carper shot Brooks and was investigated by the State Law Enforcement Division. He was found not guilty of any wrongdoing.
The road sign honoring Carper received some attention in 2012 when it was found vandalized. Deputies discovered that someone had painted cardboard green then glued the plate with the name John J. Harris III over deputy Carper's name.
Carper's memorial was moved on Tuesday with the help of Jamar Memorials and Price Construction.
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