Betty Joe Perry Gadson, 49

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
July 28, 2003

Agencies: South Carolina Highway Patrol DPS

Cause of death: Shooting

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A state trooper and his wife killed each other Monday, both using one of his S.C. Highway Patrol service weapons, police said. Lance Cpl. John W. Gadson shot and killed Betty Joe Perry Gadson, his wife of 17 months, while pleading with emergency 911 operators for help after she shot him.

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