Patrolman Alvis Benjamin "Pete" Phillips

Patrolman Alvis Benjamin "Pete" Phillips

Greenwood Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, March 18, 1956

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Alvis Benjamin "Pete" Phillips

Patrolman Pete Phillips was shot and killed while investigating a domestic dispute between a man and a woman at the intersection of East Cambridge Avenue and Hospital Street, near the entrance to Brewer High School.

As he stepped out of his patrol car the man shot him in the head with a .45 caliber handgun. Patrolman Phillips was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later. The man was arrested and charged with murder. He was convicted and sentenced to life in prison, where he later died.

Patrolman Phillips had served with the Greenwood Police Department for four years. He was survived by his wife, two children, mother, and four siblings.


  • Age 27
  • Tour 4 years
  • Badge 19

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; .45 caliber
  • Offender Died in prison


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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 54th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered.

Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mother of fallen officer Larry Lasater

March 18, 2010

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