Constable Hampton Patterson

Constable Hampton Patterson

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, August 26, 1923

Hampton Patterson

Constable Hampton Patterson was killed when his service revolver fell from its holster and discharged when it struck a rock.

He and another constable were returning from Greenville, where they had dropped off a prisoner, when they stopped on the Greenville-Reidville Highway to get a drink of water from a natural spring. As Constable Patterson stooped down to get a drink from the spring his .32 caliber revolver fell from its shoulder holster and discharged. The round struck him in the chest.

The other constable and a citizen took him to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Constable Patterson had served as a constable for 2 years and had previously served as a guard for a chain gang. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire (Accidental)

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 87th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was murdered on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

August 26, 2010

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