Fallen Heroes

 
 



Deputy Sheriff Joseph C. Rodgers | Florence County Sheriff's Office, South CarolinaFlorence County Sheriff's Office, SC

Patch image: Florence County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina


Deputy Sheriff

Joseph C.   Rodgers
Florence County Sheriff's Office
South Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, April 9, 1997

Biographical Info
Age:
25
Tour of Duty: 4 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date of Incident: Wednesday, April 9, 1997
Weapon Used: Handgun
Suspect Info: Shot and killed by other officers.


 
Corporal Thomas William Spears
 Florence County Sheriff's Office
South Carolina

End of Watch: Wednesday, July 8, 1992

Biographical Info
Age:
47
Tour of Duty: 18 years
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death:
Heart attack
Date of Incident: Wednesday, July 8, 1992
Weapon Used: Person
Suspect Info

Lieutenant Gary Hanna | Florence County Sheriff's Office, South CarolinaFlorence County Sheriff's Office, SCPatch image: Florence County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

Lieutenant Gary Hanna 

Florence County Sheriff's Office
South Carolina
End of Watch: Thursday, May 21, 1998
Biographical Info
Age: 37
Tour of Duty: 9 years
Badge Number: Not available
Incident Details
Cause of Death: Automobile accident
Date of Incident: Thursday, May 21, 1998
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info:
Patch image: Florence Police Department, SC Patrolman Henry Grady Martin Jr.
Florence Police Department, SC
EOW: Saturday, December 27, 1947
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Patch image: Florence Police Department, SC Police Officer Harold N. Cousar III
Florence Police Department, SC
EOW: Monday, May 2, 1983
Cause of Death: Motorcycle accident


Patch image: Florence Police Department, SC Lieutenant Richard Walters Gould
Florence Police Department, SC
EOW: Tuesday, August 22, 1989
Cause of Death: Gunfire




Patch image: Dillon County Sheriff's Office, SC Deputy Sheriff Carroll J. Taylor
Dillon County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Friday, April 11, 1986
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Deputy Sheriff John C. Williamson
Dillon County Sheriff's Office, SC
EOW: Friday, April 11, 1986
Cause of Death: Automobile accident

Patch image: Lamar Police Department, South CarolinaPoliceman Claude R. DuBose 

Lamar Police Department
South Carolina

End of Watch: Thursday, July 2, 1942

Biographical Info
Age: Not available
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Gunfire
Date of Incident: Thursday, July 2, 1942
Weapon Used: Officer's handgun
Suspect Info: Not available

Policeman DuBose was shot and killed while attempting to 

arrest several men who were involved in a fight at a local bar.

 One of the men gained control of Policeman DuBose's service weapon and shot him several times

                     
Photograph: Lance Corporal Jacob Ham Jr.

Lance Corporal Jacob Ham Jr


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South Carolina Highway Patrol
South Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, February 8, 1998Patch image: South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

 

Patch image: Lake City Police Department, SC Captain Clell Bobbitt Floyd
Lake City Police Department, SC
EOW: Tuesday, August 26, 1980
Cause of Death: Aircraft accident






 

 



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Lucius Jennerette
Timmonsville Police Department
Sunday, April 25, 1954
Timmonsville Policeman Lucius Jennerette, 35, was killed at 1:00 am
Sunday as he tried to persuade a man to pay his taxi fare.

A taxicab from Florence brought the 30-year-old suspect to
Timmonsville Saturday night for a $3 fare. The suspect asked the driver
to wait while he went inside a house to get the money from his mother.

The suspect did not return with the money and the driver went to the
 house to speak with the suspect. He failed to get the suspect to the
 door but told another man at the house that he was going to call the
police.

The cab driver found Officer Jennerette and brought him back to
the scene. Officer Jennerette knocked on three doors and announced
that he was from the police.

He asked the suspect to come out and talk about the bill, but the
suspect did not comply. Officer Jennerette had no warrant but simply
wanted to speak with the suspect.

Jennerette pushed open the front door and was shot in the chest.

Dogs were called to trail at 2:30 am and the suspect was found in a bed
 of grass about 50 yards from the house.

Officer Jennerette who had been on the force in Timmonsville since
January 1 and was married to a teacher at Wilson High School in
Florence.


Lucius Jennerette's photograph is currently unavailable. If you can
provide a photograph, please send a scanned image by [ EMAIL ] to
the webmaster or mail a copy of the photograph to the state lodge's
address.

A plaque bearing Lucius Jennerette's name is displayed at the South
Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame in Columbia.

 
Photograph: Chief of Police Robert F. Sexton
Chief of Police Robert F. Sexton | Olanta Police Department, South Carolina
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Chief of Police Robert F. Sexton
Olanta Police Department
South Carolina

End of Watch: Tuesday, April 27, 1976

Biographical Info
Age:
28
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: CHIEF

Incident Details
Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date of Incident: Tuesday, April 27, 1976
Weapon Used: Gun; Unknown type
Suspect Info: Sentenced to 2 years

Chief Sexton was shot and killed by one of his officers who was corrupt. The officer was convicted of involuntary manslaughter and sentenced to 2 years in prison.

 




Marion County Sheriff's Department, SC
Patch image: Marion County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina




Patch image: Marion County Sheriff's Department, South Carolina

Deputy Sheriff Donald Ray Hayes
Marion County Sheriff's Department
South Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, May 3, 1987

Biographical Info
Age:
41
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: Not available

Incident Details
Cause of Death:
Gunfire
Date of Incident: Saturday, May 2, 1987
Weapon Used: Shotgun; 12 gauge
Suspect Info: Sentenced to life

Deputy Hayes succumbed to a gunshot wound

 received the previous day 

while serving an arrest warrant for simple

assault. Deputy Hayes and two 

other deputies went to the suspect's home to

make the arrest. The other two 

deputies went to the front of the home and

Deputy Hayes went to cover the 

rear of the home because the suspect was

known to run from the police. 

As Deputy Hayes came around the back of the

house the suspect leaned 

out of a window and opened fire with a shotgun

from four feet away.

The suspect fled the scene but was arrested

the following day. The man 

was convicted of murder and sentenced to life

in prison.

Deputy Hayes was  survived by his wife and

three children.

My Partner! Chief Mike Martin

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