Chief of Police John King

Chief of Police John King

Bamberg Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, February 4, 1903

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John King

Chief of Police John King was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance at a home on Factory Hill. A woman reported that she had been assaulted by her husband in the home. When Chief King went to investigate the reports the man shot him through the home's door with a shotgun.

The suspect was convicted of manslaughter, sentenced to 10 years, and paroled on December 24, 1911.

Chief King had only served with the Bamberg Police Department for one month.


  • Age 40
  • Tour 1 month
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Paroled in 1911


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Chief King,
On today, the 120th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Bamberg.


United States Border Patrol

February 4, 2023

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