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

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 pleaded guilty to first degree murder and was sentenced to life in prison.


  • Age 52
  • Tour 2 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

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

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really times has passed but my mama and grandma remember you but i was and little girl but i remember the kind words they spoke about you and i really want to let you know that even through i was only and child but they told me alot of story about you but to here things you've did for the new ellenton citizen but you are and hero for my family one thing my mother told me you were and good fearing man

Celestine Dunbar

July 6, 2016

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