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Deputy Sheriff Wayne Harold Gaither | Davie County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Davie County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Wayne Harold Gaither

Davie County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, May 31, 1975

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 5/30/1975

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Sentenced to 160 years

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Deputy Gaither was shot and mortally wounded by a man after he stopped him in his vehicle. He succumbed to his wounds the next day. The suspect also shot and killed Captain Jack Renigar, of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department, as he and other officers were attempting to arrest him for the shooting of Deputy Gaither.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of second degree murder and sentenced to two 80 year terms in prison on July 14, 1976. He died in prison on July 31, 1992.

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End of Watch: Friday, May 30, 1975
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