Sergeant Conley Jumper was killed when a suspect attempted to flee during a traffic stop on I-85 near White Horse Road.
One of the occupants of the vehicle became engaged in a struggle with Sergeant Jumper and a second deputy, during which the vehicle accelerated from the shoulder of the highway and struck a tractor-trailer. A third deputy who was responding as backup unintentionally struck the vehicle after it collided with the tractor-trailer.
Sergeant Jumper suffered fatal injuries in the incident. The other two deputies and both suspects sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Sergeant Jumper had served with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office for 28 years and was assigned to the Interdiction Team. He was posthumously promoted from the rank of Master Deputy Sheriff to the rank of Sergeant. He is survived by his wife, daughter, parents, and sister.