Patrolman Marion Charles Steele

Patrolman Marion Charles Steele

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, September 10, 1966

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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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Rest in peace Patrolman Steele.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

September 10, 2019

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