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Chief Deputy Sheriff Joseph Layton Lamb | Union County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Union County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Chief Deputy Sheriff

Joseph Layton Lamb

Union County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Friday, November 10, 1939

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Shot and killed

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Chief Deputy Joseph Lamb was shot and killed while attempting to arrest several suspects wanted for severely beating a police officer in a neighboring county.

Chief Deputy Lamb located the suspects at a house and attempted to arrest them. As he walked around the corner of the house, he confronted one of the suspects and the two exchanged shots. Both men were mortally wounded.

Chief Deputy Lamb was survived by his son, who later became sheriff of Union County.

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Thank you for your service. I did not know you,but your son, J Harold had a large influence on my life. As a result of this influence, I have worn the badge for over 40 years. I am proud to be part of your law enforcement family as well as being one of your great nephews. My granddad was a brother to your wife. I remember her well. She always spoke of how much she respected you.

Lt. Henry Sinclair
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May 29, 2014

 

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