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Sgt. Conley Jumper is killed in the line of duty

STAFF REPORTS
Published on Wednesday, October 21, 2020

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Sgt. Conley Jumperis killed in the line of dury.
 

Greenville County Sheriff Office

Sgt. Conley Jumperis killed in the line of dury.

 



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“Conley Jumper was a man of integrity and passion.

Greenville County Sheriff Office

“Conley Jumper was a man of integrity and passion."
Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis

 



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Greenville County Sheriff Office

"Jumper was an officer who embodied the true essence of a public servant."
Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis

 

 

A deputy was killed after a traffic stop ended in a three-vehicle crash on I-85 northbound near the White Horse Road exit Tuesday afternoon.

“It is with a broken heart that the death of Sgt. Conley Jumper, who is survived by his wife, Sarah, and daughter, Cat, is confirmed,” said Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis. 

About 3 p.m. a deputy with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office (GCSO) initiated a traffic stop northbound on I-85, according to Lt. Ryan Flood. At some point during the stop, at least one of the occupants engaged deputies in a physical altercation and a struggle ensued, according to Flood. 

During the struggle, the suspect’s vehicle accelerated and ultimately collided with a tractor-trailer. 

Flood said the exact sequence of events remains unclear, but it is known that another deputy’s patrol car also collided with the suspect’s, and the deputy driving that vehicle was also injured. 

Three deputies were transported to the hospital along with two individuals from the suspect vehicle, according to Flood. 

Sheriff Lewis addressed Jumper’s death. “Conley Jumper was a man of integrity and passion. When I say passion, I mean the man was as dedicated to the job as they come. He was larger than life, both literally and figuratively. At over 6-foot-4 he was a gentle giant who always wore a contagious smile. I say Master Deputy Jumper, but what the record should reflect from this day forward is Sergeant Conley Jumper. His uncanny leadership will be remembered by all. Sergeant Jumper served our agency and the men and women of Greenville County for 28 years. He spent his last years on the GCSO Interdiction team where he received numerous accolades, including multiple distinguished service awards and the prestigious Russ Sorrow Award. Jumper was an officer who embodied the true essence of a public servant. He had more certifications and instructed more classes than anyone can count and that’s because he always strived to be the best deputy he could be. He was a tireless worker and loving friend and he had a heart of gold. He will be missed dearly by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him.” 

Sergeant Conley Jumper,
End of Watch: October 20, 2020.

 

 

 

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