Policeman Marion Clifton "Pop" Nettles, Sr.

Policeman Marion Clifton "Pop" Nettles, Sr.

Walterboro Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Friday, December 23, 1949

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Marion Clifton "Pop" Nettles, Sr.

Policeman Marion Nettles was stabbed to death while walking a subject to jail after arresting him.

The subject produced a knife and stabbed Policeman Nettles in the head, neck, and chest. Policeman Nettles succumbed to his wounds approximately 45 minutes later.

The 48-year-old suspect was convicted of murder and sentenced to life.

Policeman Nettles was survived by his wife and at least one son. Another son, Patrolman Norris Nettles, a patrolman with the South Carolina Highway Patrol, died in the line of duty on January 4, 1942.


  • Age 56
  • Tour 7 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Stabbed
  • Weapon Edged weapon
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Officer Nettles,
On today, the 63rd anniversary of your death I would justl like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Walterboro. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


United States Border Patrol

December 23, 2012

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