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Sheriff Robert Maxwell | Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina


Robert Maxwell

Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, November 12, 1797

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Age: 45

Tour: Not available

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Military veteran

Cause: Gunfire

Incident Date: 11/12/1797

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Suspect: Acquitted

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Sheriff Robert Maxwell was shot and killed after being ambushed while on his way to court. The suspects ambushed him because he was a law enforcement officer. One man was arrested and was tried and acquitted.

Sheriff Maxwell was a veteran of the Revolutionary War. He was survived by his wife and son and is buried in the Maxwell family cemetery, on what was his plantation near Ware Place, Greenville County, South Carolina.

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217 years later, your service is remembered. Thank you.

Lt. Milton E. Proctor
Deer Park Police Dept, Oh (Ret)
December 5, 2014


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