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Patrolman Marion Charles Steele | South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina


Marion Charles Steele

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, September 10, 1966

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: 5 years, 6 months

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Released

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Patrolman Marion Steele was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding on Route 1 in Chesterfield County. As Patrolman Steele approached the car, the driver opened fire. Patrolman Steele was able to return fire before he died from his wounds.

The three suspects were apprehended a short time later and convicted. All three were released in the 1990s.

Patrolman Steele had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for just over 5-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.

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i was 7 years old when mr steele was lost to us all.his son michael. was my best friend.his dad and my dad were best friends too. we went everywhere together all the time.i so miss old charlie .please know im not being dis respectful i n calling him charlie. my dad Officer A.W. Mckinney who is dead and gone always called him. Charlie too. He will always represent the honor and valor which i have grown up with!my name is barry w. mckinney. thankyou officer C.M. Steele

Barry Mckinney
close friend/son of trooper a.w. mckinney
October 6, 2015


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