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Lieutenant James Brice Waters | Chester County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina Chester County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

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James Brice Waters

Chester County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, May 9, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 20 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Died in prison

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Lieutenant James Waters and Deputy William Doster were shot and killed while serving a warrant to a local farmer. The deputies, and a third deputy, had gone to the location and served the warrant. The suspect paid the fine on the spot and was issued a bond receipt. As the deputies returned to the patrol car the suspect stepped back out of his house and opened fire on them with a 12-gauge shotgun. Lieutenant Waters and Deputy Doster were both killed. The third deputy was seriously wounded.

The suspect drove to the Rock Hill Police Department where he turned himself in. He was convicted of both murders and sentenced to life. He died in prison while serving his sentence.

Lieutenant Waters had served with the agency for 20 years.

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Deputy Sheriff William C. Doster
Chester County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina
End of Watch: Saturday, May 9, 1970
Cause: Gunfire

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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
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May 9, 2015

 

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