Sheriff Wad D. Allen

Sheriff Wad D. Allen

Edgefield County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, November 16, 1941

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Wad D. Allen

Sheriff Wad Allen was shot and killed and Deputy Sheriff William Clark was shot and fatally wounded when they attempted to arrest a man and his wife wanted in a contract killing.

When Sheriff Allen and Deputy Clark arrived at the couples home they were ambushed by them and shot. Sheriff Allen was killed instantly. Deputy Clark died two days later.

Both suspects, along with a third man who was involved in the contract killing, were arrested and executed in the electric chair January 15, 1943.

Deputy Clark's brother, the ex-sheriff of Edgefield County, was appointed to succeed Sheriff Allen.


  • Age 55
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Executed in 1943

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 69th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 16, 2010

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