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Deputy Sheriff William Howell, Jr. | Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

William Howell, Jr.

Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, May 3, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 46

Tour: 16 years

Badge # 124

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun

Offender: Killed by a civilian

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Deputy Sheriff William Howell was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance on Boyer Road at approximately 1:30 am.

Deputy Howell was approaching the home to assist the female victim remove belongings when the male subject opened fire with a shotgun, striking him in the neck.

The suspect, who was out of jail on bond on a charge of assault and battery with intent to kill, was then run over and killed by his wife as she attempted to leave the home.

Deputy Howell had served with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office for three years and had served in law enforcement for a total of 16 years, having served as a jailer at the Berkeley County Detention Center from 1993 to 2000, with the Moncks Corner Police Department, the South Carolina Department of Corrections, the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office and as an officer with the Jamestown Police before taking a position with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office.

Deputy Howell is survived by his wife and four sons.

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Dep. Howell I was thinking about you the other day my friend. I am proud I got chance to know and work with you. I just want you and your family to know that you are not forgotten. I am proud to hear that one of your sons has continued the legacy of law enforcement service. God bless that young man and the rest of your family.

Sgt. K. Washington
Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office
July 14, 2014


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