Former Sheriff Woodrow Carter enters Hall of Fame

Thursday, November 16, 2023

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Sheriff Carter Weaver was deeply honored to represent the Georgetown County Sheriff's Office on November 15, 2023 as former Sheriff Woodrow C. Carter was inducted into the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Sheriff Weaver was joined by a large contingent of the Carter family at the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy as seven statewide law enforcement leaders were honored for their outstanding records of service in careers spanning more than 25 years.

Woodrow Carter was in law enforcement from 1942 - 1979 and while Sheriff, oversaw the investigation of the churchyard murder that led to the confession of Arthur "Fat Eye" Waitus and a triple murder in 1976 on Gapway Road. Carter was also the Sheriff who ordered the closure of the notorious Sunset Lodge. He passed away in 1992.

"Sheriff Carter served over three decades, and his example of enforcing laws with compassion and professionalism is something our agency still emulates today," said Sheriff Weaver. "He knew the people of this community, and loved them, and in return, is remembered and revered in Georgetown County."

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