Wildlife Officer Lloyd O'Neil Mayse

Wildlife Officer Lloyd O'Neil Mayse

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, North Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, November 27, 1980

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Lloyd O'Neil Mayse

Wildlife Officer Lloyd Mayse was shot and killed by a man while conducting hunting license checks on two brothers in Northampton County at 4:00 am. Unbeknownst to Officer Mayes, one of the brothers was a fugitive from Virginia.

A struggle ensued between the three in which Officer Mayse shot and killed one of the men. Officer Mayse was also shot and killed during the struggle.

The brother who survived then hid Officer Mayse's body and fled back to Virginia with his brother's body. He was arrested later that day after crashing his vehicle during a vehicle pursuit on I-264 in Virginia. He was acquitted of murder after accusing his deceased brother of firing the fatal shot.

Officer Mayse was a veteran of the Vietnam War.


  • Age 34
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available
  • Military Veteran

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun
  • Offender Shot and killed


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November 27, 2020

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