Deputy Sheriff Clayton Kirby Woods

Deputy Sheriff Clayton Kirby Woods

Laurens County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, June 15, 1971

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Clayton Kirby Woods

Deputy Woods was killed while serving papers to a man in the Gray Court area. Two other deputies were also shot. There had been no conversation between the deputies and the suspect before he suddenly opened fire.

The gunman escaped from the rear of the house into a heavily wooded area after police lobbed tear gas into the house.

The suspect was killed while deputies were trying to apprehend him.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Killed by other officers

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 15, 2015

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