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Police Officer James Russell Sorrow | Greenville Police Department, South Carolina Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

Police Officer

James Russell Sorrow

Greenville Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, September 19, 1996

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 26

Tour: 4 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun

Offender: Sentenced to life w/out parole

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Officer James Sorrow was shot and killed while attempting to serve a felony warrant on a 20-year-old subject.

The suspect fled on foot and was pursued by Officer Sorrow. During the chase the suspect ambushed him from behind a shed. The suspect shot Officer Sorrow numerous times, striking him twice in the face, buttocks, and four times in the back of the head.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison October 30, 1997.

Officer Sorrow had served with the Greenville Police Department for 4 years. He is survived by his wife and five month old son.

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