The Chester County (SC) Sheriff's deputy who approached a suspicious car occupied by an accused killer on May 17, which led to a dangerous high-speed chase, got the final say during the fugitive’s capture.
Deputy Sydney Canipe led the May 17 pursuit. Her patrol vehicle has a bullet hole in the windshield. Officials say the suspect shot at her and other deputies.
“You saw that hole in that car,” Canipe's commander Capt. Al Crawford said. “That could’ve been the end of Sydney Canipe, but because she stayed in the fight, (Dep.) Branham stayed in the fight, and the rest of these guys stayed in the fight, (the suspect) is in jail where he’s supposed to be.”
Seven deputies on the D shift stood behind Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey on Wednesday. Deputies working that shift went after suspected killer Tyler Terry and were shot at during a 30-mile chase that reached speeds of more than 100 mph, WSOC reports.
Terry and Simpson have been linked to two murders that happened on May 2 in South Carolina and two others that happened two days before the chase in St. Louis, Missouri.
Once Terry was caught, the sheriff said the right thing to do was to have Canipe make the official arrest and put the wanted man in handcuffs.
“It was a big thing because she started it. She finished it,” Dorsey said.