Deputy Phillip Michael Deese

Deputy Phillip Michael Deese

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, March 9, 2007

Phillip Michael Deese

Deputy Phillip Michael Deese was killed in a head-on traffic collision.

He was driving westbound on I-26 in an unincorporated part of Dorchester County when a pick-up truck crossed the median, hitting the deputy's patrol car head on. The crash killed the deputy, the driver of the pick-up, and Deputy Deese's K9 partner, Sonja.

Deputy Deese had served the Dorchester County Sheriff's office for almost seven years. He is survived by his wife, child, and two step-children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour 6 years, 10 months
  • Badge 114

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Thinking of you and Sonja. Continue to watch over us brother. You are always in our hearts and thoughts.

Lt. Mike Giglio
Dorchester County Sheriff's Office

March 9, 2018

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