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Chief of Police Jerry Wayne Shelton | Cottageville Police Department, South Carolina Cottageville Police Department, South Carolina

Chief of Police

Jerry Wayne Shelton

Cottageville Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, March 25, 1989

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Chief Jerry Shelton was shot and killed by two suspects after arresting them following a traffic stop. He had transported the male and female suspects to the police station where the female produced a handgun and gave it to her boyfriend, the male suspect. The boyfriend then shot Chief Shelton several times. Both suspects were later apprehended. The female was acquitted and the male was sentenced to life.

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