Type of Officer: Police Officer
Death Date: 6/13/1975
Added to Memorial: 1987
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Officer Ivey stopped a vehicle answering the description of a car used moments earlier in a robbery at Dillon’s grocery store. The suspect jumped from the car, sprayed the officer with mace, and both men drew their weapons. Ivey fired six rounds and the suspect fired twelve. As Ivey attempted to reach his shotgun in the patrol car, the suspect shot him in the back. Following a chase and additional gunfire, the suspect was captured by several police officers.