Deputy Sheriff Wayne Harold Gaither

Deputy Sheriff Wayne Harold Gaither

Davie County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, May 31, 1975

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Wayne Harold Gaither

Deputy Gaither was shot and mortally wounded by a man after he stopped him in his vehicle. He succumbed to his wounds the next day. The suspect also shot and killed Captain Jack Renigar, of the Forsyth County Sheriff's Department, as he and other officers were attempting to arrest him for the shooting of Deputy Gaither.

The suspect was convicted of two counts of second degree murder and sentenced to two 80 year terms in prison on July 14, 1976. He died in prison on July 31, 1992.


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Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Incident Date Friday, May 30, 1975
  • Weapon Gun; Unknown type
  • Offender Sentenced to 160 years

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Deputy Sheriff Wayne Harold Gaither will never ever be forgotten. I thank him for his service to both his community and to the State of North Carolina. May his soul forever rest in peace in Heaven.

First Sergeant Thomas Webb, Retired
New York State Police

November 1, 2018

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