Aiken Officer Shot and Killed During Traffic Stop

4:58 AM, Dec 21, 2011   |    comments
A Master Public Safety Officer has died after being shot in Aiken during a traffic stop Tuesday night.
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Aiken, SC (WLTX) -- A Master Public Safety Officer has died after being shot in Aiken during a traffic stop Tuesday night.

33-year-old Scotty Richardson leaves behind a wife and three young children. Richardson was a graduate of South Aiken High School and the University Of South Carolina Aiken.  He worked with Aiken Public Safety for 12 years.

Authorities say 28-year-old Aiken Public Safety Officer Travis Griffin was also shot in the incident, but his bulletproof vest saved his life.

There have been no details released about a suspect in the shooting, but SLED has taken over the investigation.

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