Chief of Police Thurston F. Meeks

Chief of Police Thurston F. Meeks

New Ellenton Police Department, South Carolina

End of Watch Wednesday, June 7, 1961

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Thurston F. Meeks

Chief Meeks was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance. As he intervened in a squabble between a man and his wife the man shot him.

The suspect, 27, pleaded guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison on May 16, 1962.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Gunfire
  • Weapon Shotgun; 12 gauge
  • Offender Sentenced to life

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Rest in peace Chief of Police Meeks.

Rabbi Lewis S. Davis

July 29, 2019

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