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Deputy Sheriff James  Leroy Myers | Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff

James Leroy Myers

Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, June 3, 1965

Bio & Incident Details

Age: Not available

Tour: 2 years

Badge # Not available

Cause: Gunfire

Weapon: Gun; Unknown type

Offender: Convicted of manslaughter

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Deputy James "Roy" Myers was shot and killed by a man he stopped for speeding. The suspect was arrested a short time later in Berkeley County. It was discovered that the suspect had been hit five times by Deputy Myers return fire.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to death. The state supreme court overruled the verdict and ordered a new trial. He was convicted of manslaughter April 23, 1969.

Deputy Myers had served with the agency for 2 years and was survived by his wife and three children.

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito
Texas
June 3, 2015

 

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