Mother of slain Florence County investigator responds to proposed bill dealing with officer-involved shootings

Mother of slain Florence County investigator responds to proposed bill dealing with officer-involved shootings
Investigator Farrah Turner (Source: FCSO)

FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – The mother of a Florence County officer who died during an officer-involved shooting last fall is not looking to make her daughter’s death political.

Katie Godwin, the mother of Florence County Sheriff’s Inv. Farrah Turner, is speaking out after the wife of Florence Police Sgt. Terrence Carraway, who was also gunned down during the Oct. 3 shooting at Vintage Place, addressed a Senate Judiciary subcommittee during a hearing about a proposed bill that would call for the State Law Enforcement Division to investigate all officer-involved shootings.

“While I respect Mrs. Carraway for sharing her experience, the statements she made which purported to represent my daughter and I were not authorized in any way by me or any other member of Farrah’s family and do not reflect my experience with the Florence County Sheriff’s Office, Florence Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, and McLeod Regional Medical Center,” Godwin said in a statement released Wednesday.

Allison Carraway threw her support behind the bill, which was filed by Hartsville Sen. Gerald Malloy, during Tuesday’s hearing.

“I would like to make it abundantly clear that Mrs. Carraway’s experience and words are her own and do not reflect mine,” Godwin said in response on Wednesday. “No one has authority to speak on behalf of my daughter or my family except myself and the family spokesperson, Attorney Britney R. Weaver.”

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