Bio & Incident Details
Age: Not available
Tour: 2 years
Badge # Not available
Weapon: Gun; Unknown type
Offender: Convicted of manslaughter
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.