Sheriff E. Clark Gasque

Sheriff E. Clark Gasque

Marion County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, August 9, 1935

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E. Clark Gasque

Sheriff Clark Gasque was killed in an automobile crash on the Mullins Highway one mile outside of Marion.

Sheriff Gasque was struck by the driver of a truck who suddenly made a left turn as the sheriff attempted to pass him, causing his car to overturn several times. Sheriff Gasque was ejected from the vehicle and killed instantly. He was responding to a deputies' call for assistance in Mullins when the accident occurred.

Sheriff Gasque was survived by his wife and five children. His wife was appointed to succeed him as sheriff. She became the first woman to hold the office of sheriff in South Carolina.


  • Age 43
  • Tour 7 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 78th anniversary year of your death. I am priviliged to be among the first to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer who was murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen Pittsburg (CA) officer Larry Lasater

February 3, 2013

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