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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My grandfather was his brother, Orbie Lee Hardee. Both were in law enforcement. I never met my great uncle Bryant but heard many great things about him. RIP Uncle Bryant.

Greg Hanna
Great nephew of Chief Hardee

July 21, 2020

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