Bio & Incident Details
Tour: 18 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber
Agent Garnett Dabney was shot and killed while making a raid at a grocery store near Lake Wylie, South Carolina. He and three other agents were watching the store for suspected sales of alcohol on Sundays. After observing two alcohol deliveries the agents raided the store.
As the unarmed agents took inventory of the seized alcohol one of the suspects opened fire with a .32 caliber handgun. Agent Dabney was struck twice in the back and once in the arm. A second agent was seriously wounded. The suspect fled but was arrested a short time later.
Agent Dabney had served with the South Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control for four years and had previously served with the Rock Hill Police Department for 14 years. He was survived by his wife, daughter, and four sons.