Chief of Police Jerry Wayne Shelton

Chief of Police Jerry Wayne Shelton

Cottageville Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, March 25, 1989

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Jerry Wayne Shelton

Chief Jerry Shelton was shot and killed at approxinately 1 a.m. by two suspects after arresting them following a traffic stop.

He had transported the male and female suspects to the police station at the Cottageville Town Hall building where the female produced a handgun and gave it to her boyfriend, the male suspect. The boyfriend then shot Chief Shelton several times. Both suspects were later apprehended. The female was acquitted and the male was sentenced to life.

Chief Shelton served with the department for one year and is survived by his mother and father, three brothers, and two sisters.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

arrest, traffic stop

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Rest in peace Chief of Police Shelton.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

March 24, 2020

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