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Patrolman Norris Nettles

Sun, 01/04/1942

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Patrolman Nettles was on duty in Spartanburg County when he was attacked by four assailants during a traffic stop. Patrolman Nettles was shot with his own weapon and was taken to a local hospital by two citizens, but died a short time later. The four assailants were charged with his death. Patrolman Nettles was a three year veteran of the Patrol and a native of Colleton County. His father was Police Chief for the town of Yemassee.