Rural Police Officer James Richard Snoddy

Rural Police Officer James Richard Snoddy

Spartanburg County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, June 4, 1925

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James Richard Snoddy

Rural Police Officer James Snoddy was shot and killed by a man he attempted to arrest near Cross Anchor for violating the prohibition law. The suspect was arrested ten days later near Gastonia, North Carolina.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to 10 to 20 years in the South Carolina Penitentiary March 1, 1926.


  • Age 39
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 20 years

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