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Chief of Police Thurston F. Meeks | New Ellenton Police Department, South Carolina New Ellenton Police Department, South Carolina

Chief of Police

Thurston F. Meeks

New Ellenton Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, June 7, 1961

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 52

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Shotgun; 12 gauge

Offender: Sentenced to life

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Chief Meeks was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance. As he intervened in a squabble between a man and his wife the man shot him.

The suspect pleaded guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.

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really times has passed but my mama and grandma remember you but i was and little girl but i remember the kind words they spoke about you and i really want to let you know that even through i was only and child but they told me alot of story about you but to here things you've did for the new ellenton citizen but you are and hero for my family one thing my mother told me you were and good fearing man

Celestine Dunbar
1968
July 6, 2016

 

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