Chief of Police

St. Matthews Police Department

Orangeburg County
Saturday, March 19, 2011

Age: 60 years

Service: 25 years

Cause: Automobile accident

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Chief of Police Capers Wannamaker was killed in an automobile accident when his patrol car left the roadway and struck a tree on Burke Road.

Chief Wannamaker was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War and had served with the St. Matthews Police Department for 14 years. He had previously served with the Calhoun County Sheriff’s Office for eight years and the South Carolina Department of Corrections for three years.