Officer James C. Scurry

Officer James C. Scurry

Georgetown Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, September 29, 1900

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James C. Scurry

Officer James Scurry was shot and killed with his own weapon while attempting to make an arrest.

The man was sentenced to death for the murder and had his appeals taken all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court upheld the sentence but the suspect killed himself by taking poison in prison three days before he was to be executed.

Officer Scurry was survived by his wife.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Committed suicide

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Rest In Peace Brother. After 117 years your service and sacrifice is not forgotten

Officer Mike Robinson, (Ret)
City of Upland, CA

September 29, 2017

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