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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I was 10 years old when this happened. My dad was an Anderson PD officer. My dad Charles Broome had just been relieved from his shift by officer Sheppard. I remember dad getting a call and having to return to work to investigate. I remember thinking why would anyone want to hurt a police officer. Officer Sheppard had always been so kind when I visited the station. He had a wife , and kids around my age. It was devastating for the whole community. After that, there was always a fear when my dad went to work that had not been there before. Our innocence was gone. Thanks to all of the officers that serve and protect, even at the risk of their own lives.❤

My father served with Charles Sheppard @APD

September 24, 2020

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