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Deputy Sheriff Tommy Fox | Lexington County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina Lexington County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Tommy Fox

Lexington County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, August 22, 1970

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: 9 years

Badge # 7

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Officer's handgun

Offender: Sentenced to 30 years

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Deputy Fox was shot and killed after he and several other officers responded to a disturbance in Batesburg, South Carolina, at 0130 hours. While on the scene the suspect was able to gain control of another officer's .38 caliber service weapon and open fire, striking Deputy Fox four times in torso and head. Another officer was able to return fire and wound the suspect. The man was convicted and sentenced to 30 years.

Deputy Fox had served with the Lexington County Sheriff's Department for 9 years and was survived by his wife, five children, and four grandchildren.

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 43rd anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to leave a tribute to you. 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 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. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg Officer Larry Lasater, eow 4/24/05
March 26, 2013


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