Corporal Dale Hallman of the Saluda County (SC) Sheriff's Officer was killed Thursday in a single-vehicle crash. (Photo: Saluda County (SC) SO)

Corporal Dale Hallman of the Saluda County (SC) Sheriff's Officer was killed Thursday in a single-vehicle crash. (Photo: Saluda County (SC) SO)

A Saluda County, SC, Sheriff's deputy was killed Thursday night while responding to a call. Corporal Dale Hallman died of injuries following a single vehicle crash.

According to deputies, officers had been chasing a suspect, and the pursuit took them from Saluda County into Edgefield County. When the chase ended, the suspect got out of his car with a rifle and a child. A few moments later, the suspect left the child, and that child was taken into protective custody.

Officers called for a bloodhound team to track the suspect. Hallman, who's a member of the Bloodhound Tracking Team, began responding to the scene with lights and sirens activated, but crashed along the way, WLTX reports.

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