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Agent Garnett E. South Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control, South Carolina

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Garnett E. "Dick" Dabney

South Carolina Alcoholic Beverage Control, South Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, March 31, 1968

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 53

Tour: 18 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .32 caliber

Offender: Arrested

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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.

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 44th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

I pray for solace for all those who love and remember you for I know both the pain and pride are forever. Your family is in my heart's embrace.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya
Mom of fallen California Officer Larry Lasater, Pittsburg PD, eow 4/24/05
April 1, 2012

 

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