Assistant Chief of Police David L. McIver

Assistant Chief of Police David L. McIver

Swansea Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, June 7, 1979

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David L. McIver

Assistant Police Chief David McIver was beaten, shot, and killed when he went to the scene of a one vehicle accident.

Chief McIver was at a service station when he saw a car go speeding by and then crash into a roadside ditch. Earlier the four occupants, three men, 21, 22, and 25, and a woman, 31, had committed a robbery. The four attacked the chief, beat him, then took his gun and shot him twice.

All four were apprehended. Two men were convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole. The other man and the woman were convicted of accessory to murder and robbery. The man was sentenced to 10 years and the woman to 30.


  • Age 47
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Officer's handgun
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Time may have passed but you are not forgotten. I believe as long as someone remembers you or speaks your name, you are still with us.
Thank you for your heroism.
GOD Bless

Detention Officer A.Zambito

June 8, 2015

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