Deputy Sheriff William Weber Edwards

Deputy Sheriff William Weber Edwards

Saluda County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, November 20, 1920

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William Weber Edwards

Deputy Sheriff Webb Edwards was shot and killed by a man he was attempting to arrest on a warrant.

The suspect was apprehended six weeks later in Metter, Georgia. On September 29, 1921, he was found guilty of murder and sentenced to die in the electric chair. The South Carolina Supreme Court ordered a new trial and he was again found guilty of murder but sentenced to life on March 8, 1923. He had a parole hearing in 1932 but the outcome is not known.

Deputy Edwards had served with the Saluda County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and six children.


  • Age 37
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Handgun; Pistol
  • Offender Sentenced to life

warrant service

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Deputy Sheriff Edwards,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Saluda County. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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November 20, 2020

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