Sheriff J. Hay Fant

Sheriff J. Hay Fant

Union County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, November 10, 1921

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J. Hay Fant

Sheriff Fant was accidentally shot and killed while arresting a man for disposing of property under lien. As Sheriff Fant attempted to place the man in his patrol car the man began to resist and grabbed the roof of the car. In an attempt to make the man release his grip, Sheriff Fant struck his hands with the butt of his revolver. The gun discharged and a round struck Sheriff Fant in the abdomen, killing him.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Not available

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Sheriff Fant,
On today, the 100th anniversary of your death I would just like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for the citizens of Union County.


United States Border Patrol

November 10, 2021

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