Rural Police Officer William Muldrow Strange

Rural Police Officer William Muldrow Strange

Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, April 6, 1937

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William Muldrow Strange

Rural Police Officer William Strange was shot and killed while conducting an investigation into illegal whiskey manufacturing at a rural home.

He was shot in the chest by one of the occupants of the house. The suspect was never identified.

Officer Strange had served with the Sumter County Sheriff's Office for one year. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 1 year
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Rifle
  • Offender At large

alcohol violation

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RPO Strange was my Great Grandfather and I am so proud of his legacy. When I decided to go into Law Enforcement in the early 90's, my Grandfather had mixed emotions after losing his dad at such a young age. He eventually embraced it and supported me while reminding me of the incredible person my Great Grandfather had been. 85 years after his death he remains an inspiration to community service!

L/Cpl. (former) John C. Covert
South Carolina Highway Patrol

January 17, 2023

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