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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OH The Pain still lurks a type of PAIN "No pill can ease" I lost him in 89 and lost my Mother now in March 2018,She took it worst than anything I've ever witnessed her go though, I Sincerely Thank All those who've left Kind Messages here for my Brother whom I have learned I will never be able to fill that void LOST …. PLEASE all Officers if you Arrest 1st SEARCH 2rd IT WILL SAVE YOUR LIFE!

tony shelton
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May 10, 2020

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