Sgt. Scott Kirkpatrick Holmes, 40 of the Charleston Police Department died Saturday, July 24, 2004 as a result of a traffic accident. Born June 7, 1964 in Charleston, SC he was the son of the late George T. Holmes and Anne Whitlock Holmes now of Spartanburg, SC. Sgt. Holmes was a member of the Charleston Police Department for the past 17 years and also of the Army National Guard for 23 years. Having been raised in Pickens, SC he attended school there and later received his college degree in History from Citadel and his Masters in Public Administration from Webster University. Activated for one year following 9/11 he received the meritorious service award from the Army. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Citadel Alumni Association and the Sumter Guard. Sgt. Holmes was a Methodist. Besides his mother, Sgt. Holmes is survived by his wife Suzette latsko Holmes of Charleston, SC; one sister, Carrie Teska and husband Allan of Atlanta, GA; his in-laws, Ellen and John Latsko and two sisters in law, Audrey and Kadie Latsko and one nephew, Jaedyn Rivera all of Allentown, PA. Visitation will be Tuesday, July 27, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. at the McAlister-Smith Funeral Home Downtown Chapel, 150 Wentworth Street, Charleston, SC 29401. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 at 1 p.m. in the Summerall Chapel of the Citadel. Burial will be at a later date. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be sent to Adopt A Guardsman Foundation of South Carolina, P.O. Box 80606, Charleston, South Carolina 29416. mcAlister-Smith Funeral Home Downtown Chapel is assisting the Holmes Family.
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