Rural Police Officer Arthur M. Bateman

Rural Police Officer Arthur M. Bateman

Sumter County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Sunday, May 4, 1913

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Arthur M. Bateman

Rural Police Officer Arthur Bateman succumbed to a gunshot wound sustained the previous day while seizing four gallons of liquor.

He had stopped a man on the highway near Dalzell and was placing the contraband liquor in his buggy when the man shot him. The man who shot him was arrested later in the day.

Officer Bateman was survived by his wife and children.


  • Age 38
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Saturday, May 3, 1913
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Arrested

alcohol violation

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