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Nov. 10, 1939
Union County Sheriff's Office SC
Chief Deputy Sheriff
Homicide - Gun
Bio: Not Available
Fatal Incident Summary
Fri. Nov. 10, 1939
Chief Deputy Joseph Lamb was shot and killed while attempting to arrest several suspects wanted for severely beating a police officer in a neighboring county.
Chief Deputy Lamb located the suspects at a house and attempted to arrest them. As he walked around the corner of the house, he confronted one of the suspects and the two exchanged shots. Both men were mortally wounded.
Chief Deputy Lamb was survived by his son, who later became sheriff of Union County.