Type of Officer: Sheriff
Jurisdiction: Greenwood County
Death Date: 1/19/2005
Added to Memorial: 2006
Circumstances of Death: Gunshot
Sheriff Matthew Samuels was serving a search and arrest warrant at a home in a remote part of Greenwood County. Scott Cheaver, the man for whom the warrant had been issued, fired on the officers present and Samuels was shot. He died at the scene. Samuels, 42, had served as a law enforcement officer for Greenwood County since 1986. He was a third-generation lawman.