Marking 16 years since his death, family, friends and law enforcement gather around the grave of Lt. Randy Gerald outside of Loris on Friday. Gerald was driving home from a shift at J. Reuben Long Detention Center on Dec. 29, 2001, when he stopped to help a man and woman after what appeared to be a car accident on U.S. 701. The man, Boyd Meekins, shot and killed Gerald and shot at the woman as she ran away. Meekins is serving a life sentence for killing Gerald.
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Remembering Lt. Randy Gerald
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Friends, family and a local organization of veterans attended the visitation service at Goldfinch Funeral Home for Sheldon T. Shepherd, a former Navy SEAL Vietnam veteran who passed away in his Conway home from natural causes on Sunday, Jan. 14.