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Deputy Sheriff George Matthew Myers | Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

George Matthew Myers

Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, September 22, 1926

Bio & Incident Details

Age: 47

Tour: Not available

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Handgun; .38 caliber

Offender: Escaped

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Deputy Sheriff George Myers was shot and killed while attempting to arrest a man who was wanted on a domestic abuse warrant, and was a suspect in a shooting.

Deputy Myers spotted the suspect walking on Hampton Avenue and approached him. As Deputy Myers pulled up to him the man drew a .38-caliber revolver and fired twice at Deputy Myers, killing him.

The killer escaped from a mental hospital before his trial and was never captured.

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I remember my granny's deep deep sadness whenever she told me the story of you and how you died just 3 days shy of her 12th birthday. She told me of how she was standing in her front yard and saw the wagon coming up the road with all the other deputies and police officers walking beside it with your body in it. You left behind 6 children and 8 stepchildren and a wife who loved you. Now, I tell the story of you to my children and have taken a strong stand against domestic violence. I hope I get to meet you in heaven! God bless all the officers out there!

Elizabeth Judy
great granddaughter
September 21, 2013

 

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