Chief of Police Elisha A. Wilson

Chief of Police Elisha A. Wilson

Eastover Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, August 30, 1945

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Elisha A. Wilson

Chief Elisha Wilson was shot and killed in a local mercantile store by a man he had an argument with the day before.

The 49-year-old suspect was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison January 17, 1946.


  • Age 63
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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I found this. Both these men were family. My moms uncles. My mothers was 4 years old. In the store that day and witnessed what happened. They are both buried in my family cementary in Eastover. SC. My Mother is also deceased. Her name is Georgia Ann Clarkson Phipps.

Debbie Y. PHIPPS
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May 24, 2021

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