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Deputy Sheriff Dennis Carl Compton | Colleton County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Colleton County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Dennis Carl Compton

Colleton County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 39

Tour: 1 year, 4 months

Badge # S-535

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Deputy Sheriff Dennis Compton was shot and killed while responding to a residential alarm call on Sunflower Drive, in Smoaks, at approximately 3:00 am.

The homeowner's son had also been notified of the alarm by the alarm company. When he arrived at the home he found Deputy Compton wounded and used his radio to alert dispatchers.

In September 2008 two suspects, 18 and 19 years old, were arrested and charged with Deputy Compton's murder. In December 2011 both suspects were sentenced to life prison.

Deputy Compton had served with the Colleton County Sheriff's Office for sixteen months, starting as a detention center officer. He is survived by his wife and four children.

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I grew up and went to school with Dennis in Alexandria, Virginia area (the 80's.) after high school we made a goof around music video.....and Dennis was the only one with talent. I am trying to locate his wife, as I would love to give a copy of this video to her, and to share with all his children. (Dennis is between the age of 19-21 in the video)he was a incredible person, a good friend, and always stood his ground for what was right....thanks, Robert Danz ( bobby D.)

robert danz
April 6, 2015


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