Today in 1940, Colleton County Special Deputy Sheriff Herman Russell Saunders, 37, was injured fatally when he fell from the running board of a police car in which he and a governor’s officer were chasing an automobile suspected of containing illegal liquor.
Herman Russell Saunders, 37, of Walterboro entered into eternal rest September 12, 1940. Husband of Miriam Crosby Saunders.
Herman was born 1903 in Colleton County, South Carolina. Son of Dr. John Garris Saunders and Rivey Davis Thompson.
Survived by two brothers. Homer Vardell Saunders and John Alvh Lee Saunders.three sisters. Mrs. R.A. Chaplin, Mrs. Luther G. Cribband Mrs. Morgan I. Fralix. One half brother William Chesley Saunders, Jr.
Interment at Live Oak Cemetery, Walterboro Colleton County,South Carolina.