Chief Walter C. Holcombe

Chief Walter C. Holcombe

Easley Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, March 7, 1921

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Walter C. Holcombe

Chief Holcombe was shot and killed after he and several other officers went to investigate reports of several hobos in the area. When the officers arrived the suspects opened fire on them, fatally wounding Chief Holcombe. The shooter was apprehended and sentenced to six years after pleading self defense.

Chief Holcombe had been with the agency for six years and was survived by his wife and child.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 6 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to six years

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Rest in peace Chief Holcombe.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

November 2, 2019

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