Policeman Marion Clifton "Pop" Nettles, Sr.

Policeman Marion Clifton "Pop" Nettles, Sr.

Walterboro Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 23, 1949

Marion Clifton "Pop" Nettles, Sr.

Policeman Marion Nettles was stabbed to death while walking a subject to jail after arresting him.

The subject produced a knife and stabbed Policeman Nettles in the head, neck, and chest. Policeman Nettles succumbed to his wounds approximately 45 minutes later.

The 48-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Policeman Nettles was survived by his wife and at least one son. Another son, Patrolman Norris Nettles, a patrolman with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, died in the line of duty on January 4, 1942.

Bio

  • Age 56
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Nettles,
On today, the 63rd anniversary of your death I would justl like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Walterboro. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

R.I.P.
USBP

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December 23, 2012

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