Deputy Sheriff Russell E. Gilliam

Deputy Sheriff Russell E. Gilliam

Nash County Sheriff's Office, North Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, October 11, 1975

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Russell E. Gilliam

Deputy Sheriff Russell Gilliam was struck and killed by a dump truck while directing traffic on US 264-A for the Boy Scout Jamboree.

Deputy Gilliam had served with the Nash County Sheriff's Office for 12 years. He was survived by his wife and two children.


  • Age 57
  • Tour 12 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Struck by vehicle

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In looking at a previous reflection I left, I noticed I misspelled your first name. I am sorry for the error, but it prompted me to once again to write and honor your service.

To fully appreciate the heroes of the present, we must recognize our heroes of the past. Your heroism and service is honored today, the 38th anniversary year of your death. I am privileged to leave a tribute to you. Your memory lives and you continue to inspire. Thank you for your service.

Time never diminishes respect. Your memory will always be honored and revered. Rest In Peace.

Phyllis Lasater Loya
mom of fallen officer Larry Lasater

November 9, 2013

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