Deputy Sheriff Eli Pittman

Deputy Sheriff Eli Pittman

Greenville County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Monday, April 30, 1906

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Eli Pittman

Deputy Eli Pittman succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained several hours earlier while attempting to arrest a man he believed to be intoxicated. The man had made previous threats against Deputy Pittman and shot him as he approached. The suspect was shot and killed.

Deputy Pittman was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 35
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Sunday, April 29, 1906
  • Weapon Handgun
  • Offender Shot and killed

arrest attempt

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I am proud to be your Great-granddaughter. I know you had a hard life growing up in Dark Corner at Glassy Mountain, but you did overcome those obstacles to make a better life for your family. It's very unfortunate that my Grandfather Alvin lost you at such a young age and my daddy William "Cowboy" never got to know you. Your story was kept secret by the family all those years until it was uncovered so you could receive the honor you deserved. My family and I will always remember you and all the stories of your life. You'll not be forgotten.

Shirley Sue Pittman Eskew
Great-Granddaughter of Eli Pittman, Greenville, SC

August 16, 2020

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