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Patrolman Charles Grady Sheppard | Anderson Police Department, South Carolina Anderson Police Department, South Carolina

Patrolman

Charles Grady Sheppard

Anderson Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, April 20, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 31

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Vehicular assault

Incident Date: 4/18/1975

Weapon: Automobile; Narcotics involved

Offender: Released from jail

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Patrolman Sheppard succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when a woman intentionally broad-sided his patrol car while he was stopped a red light. The woman was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the incident.

After being extricated from the wreckage, he remained in a coma for two days until succumbing to his injuries. The woman who murdered him was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and released from jail after serving a short sentence.

Patrolman Sheppard was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 37th anniversary year of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect and your memory will always be honored and revered,

I pray for the solace of all those that love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace. Thanks to your friends for sharing their memories and devotion to you through their reflections.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 20, 2012

 

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