Deputy Phillip Michael Deese

Deputy Phillip Michael Deese

Dorchester County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, March 9, 2007

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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 Deputy Deese. In this world where police are killing unarmed individuals, here was a man who genuinely cared about people. Wonderful Wonderful person. Here was a man who you were proud to know, who made a real difference in the lives of others. Here was a man who wore his badge proudly and upheld the law with unsurmountable grace & dignity. I'll never forget the care he provided when my daughter became ill. He for sure is one of Gods Angel's. God Bless his daughter and Family.

Tina Whethers
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July 22, 2018

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