Deputy Sheriff Raleigh Boulware

Deputy Sheriff Raleigh Boulware

Fairfield County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, July 3, 1915

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Raleigh Boulware

Deputy Sheriff Raleigh Boulware was shot by an angry mob while transporting a prisoner to court.

The mob was attempting to attack the prisoner and opened fire, killing the prisoner, Sheriff Hood, and mortally wounded Deputy Sheriff Boulware. Other deputies returned fire killing Sheriff Hood's killer and wounding several of the mobs participants. Another deputy was shot resulting in the loss of his hand.

Several members of the mob were arrested. One was charged with Deputy Boulware's murder. He was tried and acquitted.

Sheriff Boulware died three weeks later, on July 3. He is buried in Lebanon Cemetery, Fairfield County, South Carolina.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Monday, June 14, 1915
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Acquitted

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100 years ago tomorrow Deputy Boulware gave his life for the citizens of Fairfield County SC. He is not forgotten.

Stan Jefferson

July 2, 2016

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