Sheriff J. Hay Fant

Sheriff J. Hay Fant

Union County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, November 10, 1921

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.


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

Incident Details

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

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Your heroism and service is honored today, the 89th anniversary of your death. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service. My cherished son Larry Lasater was a fellow police officer murdered in the line of duty on April 24, 2005 while serving as a Pittsburg, CA police officer.

Rest In Peace

Phyllis Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 10, 2010

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