Guard Dock M. Garrett

Guard Dock M. Garrett

South Carolina Department of Corrections, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, September 19, 1929

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Dock M. Garrett

Guard Dock Garrett died after being struck on the head with a shovel near the convict camp in O'Neal Township, Greenville County, during an escape attempt from a road crew.

The inmate who killed Guard Garrett was convicted of murder and subsequently executed in 1931.


  • Age 54
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Assault
  • Weapon Blunt object; Shovel
  • Offender Executed in 1931

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Guard Garrett,
On today, the 90th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of the state of South Carolina. There is no tougher job in Law Enforcement than that of a Corrections Officer.


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September 19, 2019

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