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Deputy Sheriff James Arthur Stewart | Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

James Arthur Stewart

Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, August 26, 1917

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 33

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Paroled in 1924

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Deputy Sheriff James Stewart was shot and killed as he was attempting to arrest a man for a domestic incident at a boarding house.

As Deputy Stewart attempted to effect the arrest, the suspect began to resist. The suspect was able to get Deputy Stewart's gun away from him when a second man joined in. The suspect then shot Deputy Stewart four times, killing him. Both men were arrested and charged with Deputy Stewart's murder.

The shooter was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life. He was paroled December 23rd, 1924. His accomplice was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to three years in prison.

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On the 100th anniversary of your death, we salute you for your service.

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