Patrolman Harry Boyd Ray

Patrolman Harry Boyd Ray

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, September 7, 1958

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Harry Boyd Ray

Patrolman Harry Ray was shot and killed while making a traffic stop near Santee, South Carolina.

Unbeknownst to Patrolman Ray, the occupants had just committed an armed robbery and were fleeing the scene when they were pulled over. The suspects shot Patrolman Ray eight times, killing him.

All three suspects were apprehended. Two of them were sentenced to death and executed for the crime. The third suspect was sentenced to serve several years in prison.

Patrolman Ray was a U.S. Navy veteran and was assigned to Orangeburg County.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Executed

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Patrolman Ray,
On today, the 60th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice-not just as LEO but for our Country as well when you served with the USN. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Fair Winds And Following Seas

United States Border Patrol

September 7, 2018

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