Rural Police Officer B. H. Hatcher

Rural Police Officer B. H. Hatcher

Marlboro County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 17, 1924

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B. H. Hatcher

Rural Police Officer B.H. Hatcher was shot to death by a man as he and another officer attempted to search the man's home.

His killer was convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. On January 27th, 1926, the Supreme Court overturned the conviction and awarded the subject a new trial because the search warrant had been improperly issued. On February 25, 1926, the suspect was set free.


  • Age 41
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Released in 1926

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
God Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

May 17, 2015

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