Policeman Claude R. DuBose

Policeman Claude R. DuBose

Lamar Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, July 2, 1942

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Claude R. DuBose

Policeman DuBose was shot and killed while attempting to arrest several men who were involved in a fight at a local bar. One of the men gained control of Policeman DuBose's service weapon and shot him several times.

The suspect was convicted of first degree murder and executed in the electric chair December 11, 1942.

Policeman DuBose was survived by his wife and several children.


  • Age Not available
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Executed in 1942

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Officer DuBose,
On today, the 80th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Lamar. And to your Family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.


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July 2, 2022

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