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Chief of Police Robert Rion Gilliam | Whitmire Police Department, South Carolina Whitmire Police Department, South Carolina

Chief of Police

Robert Rion Gilliam

Whitmire Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, May 19, 1945

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Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

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Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief Gilliam and Assistant Chief William Evans were shot and killed by the father of a man they had just arrested. The father came to the police station and demanded that the son be released. When the officers refused to release the son the father left and obtained a gun. The man returned to the police station and shot both officers, mortally wounding them. The officers were able to return fire and killed the suspect.

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Assistant Chief of Police William Earl Evans
Whitmire Police Department, South Carolina
End of Watch: Saturday, May 19, 1945
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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

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May 19, 2015

 

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