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Police Officer Jerald Wayne Maynor | Hickory Police Department, North Carolina Hickory Police Department, North Carolina

Police Officer

Jerald Wayne Maynor

Hickory Police Department, North Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, August 9, 1977

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 27

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire (Accidental)

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Officer Maynor was accidentally shot and killed when another officer's weapon discharged when she dropped it during a weapon maintenance class. The officer was reloading and securing the weapon when the incident occurred. The round struck Officer Maynor in the heart, killing him instantly.
Officer Maynor had been with the agency for two years and was survived by his wife and two children.

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I think of you often. I was with you on your last day on earth. Although you were the first officer I had ever known personally to die, sadly you haven't been the last. I can never thank you enough for the personal sacrifice you made. I left EMS to also serve my fellow man as an officer. The pride and satisfaction over the years of my service far outweighed the long hours and low pay. Officers like you will be remembered forever. Rest in Peace my brother. Matthew 5:9

I will continue to pray for your family and friends left behind.

Sgt. Michael J. Benfield (Retired)
North Carolina State Highway Patrol
September 6, 2015

 

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