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Deputy Sheriff Ewart W. Sanders | Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Ewart W. Sanders

Cleveland County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, January 1, 1933

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Ewart Sanders was shot and killed by a prisoner he and another deputy were taking to the Cleveland County Jail. The man had been arrested by the deputies on a drinking charge.

As the patrol car pulled into the jail's salleyport, the suspect produced a hidden handgun and opened fire, striking Deputy Sanders in the chest. Despite being mortally wounded, Deputy Sanders was able to return fire, killing the suspect.

Deputy Sanders succumbed to his wounds while being taken to a local hospital.

Deputy Sanders was survived by his wife and daughter.

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I look forward to meeting you some day. You were never forgotten.

From your niece,
Jean Sanders Shumaker
Colorado

Jean Sanders Shumaker
Niece
May 20, 2017

 

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