Deputy Sheriff

Laurens County Sheriff's Office

Laurens County
Wednesday, June 11, 2003

Age: 22 years

Service: 2 years

Cause: Automobile accident

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Deputy Joseph Quarles was killed in an automobile accident while responding to backup a deputy at the Laurens Speedway concerning a fight.

He was traveling on AB Jacks Road when his vehicle went out of control, struck an embankment and overturned. Deputy Quarles was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries at around midnight.

Deputy Quarles had been a certified patrol deputy for 17 months, and had previously worked as a detention officer for one year. He is survived by his parents.