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Remembering Chief of Police James W. Ethridge

Matt Boster

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Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: May 14 2020 11:06 AM

Chief of Police James W. Ethridge


Branchville Police Department, South Carolina


End of Watch Saturday, June 30, 1951                                                                                                              James W (Bill) Ethridge was a older brother of my father  He was raised in southern Alabama near Kinsey and the town of Headland. He lost his mother to cancer in 1929, when he was 17 years old as my dad was l5. there were 8 children, Buford, Mary Ellen, James William, Arthur Chalmus, Robert Paul, Juanita, Annice and Jack, John Thomas Ethridge was their father, and he passed away in 1939. At which time Uncle Bill took his little brother jack to live with him in South Carolina, and the one living sibling, Annice is 99 and she went to live with her older sister Mary Ellen Uncle Bill had no children but
he has a nephew Butch Etheridge , a retired FBI agent in San Diago. as well as Billy Ethridge with the Orangeburg County Sheriffs department A nephew that was Bobby Clemmons EMA Director for Houston County Alabama A Great Nephew Richard (Rick) Clemmons Houston County Sheriff Department and US Marshall Service A Nephew SMSgt Jimmy Clemmons USNG and USAF  A Nephew TSgt Arthur Russell Ethridge USAF A Nephew Baxter Ethridge Wicksburg Fire/Rescue Founding Member and still serving since 1976  I am sure that more Nephews and Nieces may have served their Country that I can't remember    There are quite a few of us that know of Uncle Bill but were not born yet...We Ethridges tend to be patriots and w salute the men and women of all law enforcement agencies that protect us 24/7/, Thank you all Baxter Ethridge


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