Deputy Sheriff James R. "Bud" Wilson

Deputy Sheriff James R. "Bud" Wilson

Anderson County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, April 11, 1926

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James R. "Bud" Wilson

Deputy Wilson was shot and killed while he and another officer struggled with a man they were attempting to arrest. The man fired a Winchester rifle, striking Deputy Wilson in the throat. Although mortally wounded, Deputy Wilson was able to return fire and killed the suspect.

Deputy Wilson was survived by his wife five children.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle; Winchester
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt

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96 years have passed since you made the ultimate sacrifice, Never forgotten Thank you for your service to the Citizens of Anderson County.

Retired Deputy Sheriff J.H. Brown, Anderson County Sheriffs Office. South Carolina

April 20, 2022

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