'Tell my family I love them'

South Carolina police officer's camera glasses shows him being shot four times as gunman gets 35 years (GRAPHIC)

The moment a police officer is shot at point blank range by crazed suspect

Horrifying footage has been released showing the moment a police who had been shot at several times asking a dispatcher to "tell my family I love them" in what he believed would be his final words.

Smith was sacked upon, "not once, not twice, not three times, or four, or five, or six, or seven, but eight times", said Stone during closing arguments.

He manages to run back to his patrol auto and radio for help. Smith told him to take his hand out of his jacket or he would "be tasered".

Estill Police Officer Quincy Smith was shot four times while responding to a suspicious persons call. The footage becomes shaky, indicating Smith is running back to his squad vehicle.

But his glasses captured more than just the shocking violence, including a bystander rushing to Smith's aid as well as his emotional plea to the dispatcher.

When Smith arrived on scene, he confronted the suspect, Orr, 29, who continued to walk away from him despite being ordered to halt. The officer adds, "My arms are broken, help me please".

Passer-by J Tompkins is filmed stopping to help Smith, who is heard saying: "I can barely breathe, tell them to hurry up".

"Shots fired!" Smith yells into his handheld radio, the high-definition image spinning as if the glasses were flung from the roof of a building. Smith threatened Orr with a taser gun if he refused to remove his hands from his pockets. "Stay with me man", the man said.

Smith moves away from the auto and quietly tells the emergency team: 'Tell my family that I love them'.

"I take it day by day with the support of friends and family and everybody else", Smith said.

A woman can be heard in the background screaming: "Quincy, you OK baby, Oh God Jesus".

Smith remained conscious as bystanders tried to keep him calm.

Smith is still recovering from his injuries and remains on medical leave, according to WJCL 22.

He was convicted of attempted murder and possession of a weapon during the commission of a violent crime and sentenced to 35 years in prison.

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