Chief of Police William Bryant Hardee, Sr.

Chief of Police William Bryant Hardee, Sr.

Loris Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, July 15, 1951

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William Bryant Hardee, Sr.

Chief Hardee was killed in an automobile accident while pursuing a dangerous driver. Chief Hardee received a lookout call from a neighboring town indicating a reckless driver was coming towards his town. Chief Hardee observed the vehicle driving recklessly and gave pursuit. His cruiser struck another vehicle which failed to yield and he was killed instantly.
Chief Hardee was survived by his wife and seven children.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Vehicle pursuit
  • Weapon Automobile
  • Offender Not available

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Chief Hardee was and is my father.I was 13 yrs old at the time of his death.I am 82 yrs old now. He was a great family man,very much loved and he respected and cared for people in need.A hardworking,honest and humble man.I know he cared for his family.
His death changed our family forever.I still think of him often.I love him and he certainly
still is my Hero.
May 29 2020

Julius Howard Hardee

May 29, 2020

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