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Deputy Sheriff Sherman Robert Massey | Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

Sherman Robert Massey

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, September 20, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 59

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Shot and killed

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Deputy Massey was shot and killed as he and two other deputies attempted to serve a warrant stemming from a domestic disturbance. When they arrived at the scene they encountered the suspect holding a .38 caliber handgun. The deputies were able to convince the man to place the gun in his belt, but the man suddenly grabbed the gun again and opened fire. Deputy Massey was fatally struck in the throat and one of the other deputies was wounded in the abdomen. The third deputy was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

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God speed brother! Bless your family

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC
September 20, 2017

 

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