Deputy Sheriff James Tillotson

Deputy Sheriff James Tillotson

Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, April 29, 1957

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James Tillotson

Deputy Tillotson was shot and killed when he and another deputy attempted to question a suspect about a theft. The man suddenly drew a pistol and opened fire on both deputies, killing Deputy Tillotson and wounding the second deputy. The other deputy was able to return fire but did not strike the suspect.

The suspect was captured the next day when he was found hiding in a barn five miles from where he shot Deputy Tillotson.

Deputy Tillotson was survived by his wife, son, and two daughters.


  • Age 53
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Apprehended

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