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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  1. Richard Hardin MD Richard Hardin MD As a young boy, my father was a deputy sheriff under Sheriff Carter. I remember him speaking of Sheriff Carter often. He always had praise and positive comments about “the sheriff.” Though my father would have to leave law enforcement earlier than he liked due to a heart attack, I will always remember several names of friends and colleagues he would often speak of. They were Sheriff Carter and other deputies, Itly Cribb and Chalmers Lawrimore. Our town and county were safe then, in retrospect, due in large part to the times, but also to these dedicated law enforcement men. Thank you. Monday, March 11, 2024