Constable James Maxie King

Constable James Maxie King

Chesterfield County Magistrate's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, September 28, 1913

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James Maxie King

Constable James King was shot and killed while responding to assist the county sheriff and a deputy who had just been shot in Middendorf.

The sheriff and deputy were both shot as they attempted to arrest a wanted subject. The man fled into his cabin after shooting them and barricaded himself inside with the help of his wife. Despite his wounds, the sheriff was able to ride back into town and organized a posse to assist with the apprehension.

Constable King responded to the home as well. As he bent down to look underneath the porch, the man opened fire, shooting him in the head. Other members of the posse lit the house on fire in an effort to force the man outside. The subject died in the ensuing fire.

Constable King had only served with the Chesterfield County Magistrate's Office for several months. He was survived by his wife and eight children.


  • Age 45
  • Tour 3 months
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Killed

barricade, warrant service

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Constable King,
On today, the 105th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Chesterfield County.


United States Border Patrol

September 28, 2018

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