Patrolman Marion Charles Steele

Patrolman Marion Charles Steele

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, September 10, 1966

Marion Charles Steele

Patrolman Marion Steele was shot and killed after stopping a vehicle for speeding on Route 1 in Chesterfield County. As Patrolman Steele approached the car, the driver opened fire. Patrolman Steele was able to return fire before he died from his wounds.

The three suspects were apprehended a short time later and convicted. All three were released in the 1990s.

Patrolman Steele had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for just over 5-1/2 years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 28
  • Tour 5 years, 6 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Released

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What has to happen to keep these low life's locked up!! God bless you brother god

Judge /retired SC Trooper Danny Lynn
Aiken County, SC

September 10, 2017

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