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

Officer Strange was shot and killed while conducting an investigation into illegal whiskey manufacturing at a rural home. Officer Strange was shot in the chest by one of the occupants of the house. The suspect was never identified.

Officer Strange had been with the agency for one year and 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

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My family is grateful for the wonderful sentiments here. I wish I had been able to know him truly. I only know him thru my mother, Annie Laurie Strange Davis, his daughter and my Grandmother, Leona McKnight Strange Jones, his widow.

Mary Emma Davis Nielsen

May 5, 2015

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