Fallen officer honored 40 years after death


On February 21, the City of Forest Acres and the South Carolina Department of Transportation renamed a portion of Forest Drive "Officer Richey O'Brian Finch Memorial Way" in honor of the sacrifice Officer Finch made in the line of duty.

Officer Finch was murdered during a traffic stop on Forest Drive the night of February 21, 1974. Finch, only 25 at the time of his death, is the only Forest Acres police officer to have ever been killed in the line of duty.

Over 100 friends, relatives and admirers came to witness the sign's unveiling and pay tribute to Officer Finch.