Conservation Officer Charles Levon McNeill

Conservation Officer Charles Levon McNeill

South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, South Carolina

End of Watch Thursday, October 3, 1974

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Charles Levon McNeill

Officer McNeill was shot and killed after he and another officer issued citations to three hunters for hunting deer in a game sanctuary. After issuing the citations the suspects began to argue with the officers and of them opened fire, killing Officer McNeill and wounding the other officer. The three men fled but were apprehended at a later time.

Officer McNeill had served with the Department of Natural Resources for 23 years. He was survived by his wife and three daughters.


  • Age 47
  • Tour 23 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 16 gauge
  • Offender Apprehended

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Even though we never met I’ve always felt as though I’ve known you. Your girls shouldn’t have had to endure losing their daddy at such young ages. But I want you to know that your girls are three of the best human beings I know. They’ve raised your grandchildren and great-grandchildren as you raised them to be loving and hardworking Christians. They’ve always kept you alive in our hearts. Until I finally meet our protective guardian angel in Heaven, I’ll love you always Papa.

Mindy Hooks
Your Granddaughter & Police Officer wife

December 31, 2018

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