South Carolina Deputy Killed in Vehicle Crash Responding to Call

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.

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