South Carolina Department of Public Safety


September 5, 2018
Contact: Capt. Kelley Hughes, 803-530-1664



Columbia, SC --  The SC Department of Public Safety today held a highway dedication in honor of fallen Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, Jr. who lost his life in the line-of-duty on October 24, 2017, in Greenville County. The ceremony was held at Morningside Baptist Church in Greenville.


SCDPS was joined by the Rebman family and friends, Sen. Karl Allen, District 7/Greenville County, Sen. Ross Turner, District 8/Greenville County and law enforcement and first responders.


The SC Department of Transportation formally unveiled highway signs designating the Intersection of I-385 and Bridges Road the “SCHP Trooper Daniel Keith Rebman, Jr. Memorial Intersection.”


Rebman was killed last year when his Patrol car was struck from behind by another motorist on I-385 in Greenville County near Bridges Road.


“As people travel the roadways of our state, it is fitting that they see and know the names of those like Trooper Rebman whose lives were lost serving and protecting people they never knew – but they did it anyway – and that is what makes law enforcement a group set apart,”said SCDPS Director Leroy Smith.


Rebman joined the Highway Patrol in September 2016. He served in both Charleston and Greenville. Prior to becoming a trooper, he was a dispatcher for four years with SCHP Telecommunications. Both his father, Dan Rebman, and Trooper Rebman’s wife, Michelle, spoke at the ceremony of the young trooper’s love for the Highway Patrol, his family and the outdoors.


“Trooper Rebman was 31 years old and had been a trooper for a little over a year. But as his fellow troopers and family will tell you, he used that time wisely, making an investment and leaving an imprint on this organization,” said Highway Patrol Col. Chris Williamson. “Keith, as his family and friends called him, had a passion to wear the uniform of a South Carolina State Trooper.”


Trooper Rebman, a native of Orlando, Fla., was an avid sportsman and participated in outdoor activities and shooting competitions. At the age of 14, he won the silver medal for men's air pistol in the 2000 National Junior Olympics.


He won another special award when he graduated with Highway Patrol Basic 99 in September 2016, the Captain Cecil Dilworth Marksmanship Award for demonstrating the best marksmanship during firearms training.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, Immigration Enforcement Unit and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors.
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