Patrolman Charles Grady Sheppard

Patrolman Charles Grady Sheppard

Anderson Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, April 20, 1975

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Charles Grady Sheppard

Patrolman Charles Sheppard succumbed to injuries sustained two days earlier when a juvenile female intentionally broad-sided his patrol car while he was stopped a red light at the intersection of North Fant Street and East Calhoun Street.

The girl was under the influence of narcotics at the time of the incident.

After being extricated from the wreckage, he remained in a coma for two days until succumbing to his injuries. The girl who murdered him was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and released from jail after serving a short sentence.

Patrolman Sheppard was survived by his wife, daughter, and son.


  • Age 31
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicular assault
  • Incident Date Friday, April 18, 1975
  • Weapon Automobile; Narcotics involved
  • Offender Released from jail

drunk driver, juvenile offender

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As a recently retired LEO, I know I am blessed to have made it to this point. To Patrolman Sheppard’s family, my condolences.

Sgt. Dan Fuller
Greenville Police Dept.

June 10, 2021

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