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Officers Transport Flood-Stranded Daycare Kids to Parents in Armored Vehicle

Officers with the Summerville (SC) Police Department saw that there was an imminent danger to kids at a local daycare facility who were attempting to get to their parents through a street flooded with rainwater.

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Celebrating the Heroism of American Police Officers

Acts of heroism happen all the time in big cities and small communities alike. Officers with departments of all sizes rise to the occasion on a daily basis to ensure the health and welfare of the civilians they serve.

Video: South Carolina Deputy Saves Choking Baby's Life

In the video, the baby appears limp as she struggles for air, and begins turning blue.

Officer Rescues Kitten at Scene of Traffic Collision, Decides to Adopt Her

An officer with the Gaffney (SC) Police Department was working the scene of a traffic collision when she heard a tiny little "meow." She shone her flashlight around and discovered a small grey kitten.

Consulting Group Conducting Racial Bias Audit of Charleston, SC, Police

An outside consulting group called CNA has been conducting a racial bias audit since February and is expected to continue interviews with officers until into the fall.

South Carolina Considers Firing Squads for Death Row Inmates

Lawmakers in South Carolina are considering legislation that would add firing squads as an option for execution of individuals sentenced to the death penalty. The proposal was made when lawmakers were made aware of the fact that correctional facilities do not have enough lethal injection drugs to handle the number of inmates sentenced to death

South Carolina Officer Struck by Accidental Discharge During Training

An officer with the Charleston Police Department was reportedly struck by a bullet when a gun was accidentally discharged during training at the agency's firearms range on Monday afternoon.

SC Officer Shoots, Kills Man Dragging Him with Stolen Car

The officer-involved shooting occurred about 10 a.m., when a Fountain Inn police officer pulled over a car that was listed as stolen, SLED spokesman Thom Berry said.

South Carolina First Responders Compete in Cookie Contest to Raise Awareness of Autism

Officers with the Charleston (SC) Police Department faced off with their brothers and sisters in the fire service in a contest in which participants were armed with glazing brushes and frosting tubes in an event aimed at raising awareness about autism.

Patient Shoots Officer in South Carolina Hospital

An officer with the Greenville Health Authority Police Department confronted the man, and the suspect pulled out a gun and shot the officer. The officer returned fire.