Deputy Sheriff Roger Wayne Fulford

Deputy Sheriff Roger Wayne Fulford

Pamlico County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, May 15, 1969

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Roger Wayne Fulford

Deputy Sheriff Roger Fulford was shot and killed on the outskirts of Bayboro while he and an ABC agent attempted to serve a warrant on a man for selling illegal whiskey.

As Deputy Fulford stood on the man's porch the man opened fire with a shotgun, killing him.

The subject was shot and killed by fellow officers following a prolonged standoff.

Deputy Fulford was a U.S. Army veteran and had served with the Pamlico County Sheriff's Office for nine years. He was survived by his wife and three children.


  • Age 36
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Not available

alcohol violation, warrant service

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Correction: Roger Fulford served only under Sheriff Leland Brinson, who didn't take office until 1966, I think. Prior to that, Robert Whorton was sheriff. My father, Troy Miller, was a deputy under Sheriff Whorton during that time. The only other deputy was Dunk Wise.

Deputy Sheriff 1975-1979
Pamlico County Sheriff's Department

February 7, 2023

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