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Deputy Sheriff Russell E. Gilliam | Nash County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina Nash County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Russell E. Gilliam

Nash County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch: Saturday, October 11, 1975

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 57

Tour: 12 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Struck by vehicle

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Deputy Sheriff Russell Gilliam was struck and killed by a dump truck while directing traffic on US 264-A for the Boy Scout Jamboree.

Deputy Gilliam had served with the Nash County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.

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In looking at a previous reflection I left, I noticed I misspelled your first name. I am sorry for the error, but it prompted me to once again to write and honor your service.

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

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

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater
November 9, 2013


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