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Policeman Lawrence B. Aytes | Charleston Police Department, South Carolina Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

Policeman

Lawrence B. Aytes

Charleston Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, June 17, 1955

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 28

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Fire

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Policeman Lawrence Aytes was killed while attempting to rescue a citizen during the Charleston Tidewater Terminal fire.

Detective James Tindal and Sergeant Jessie Benton were killed in an automobile accident while returning to Charleston from Charlotte, North Carolina, to assist at the fire scene. The wives of both officers were also killed in the accident.

Policeman Aytes was survived by his wife and child.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 17, 2015

 

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