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South Carolina Governor Authorizes Law Enforcement to Break Up Groups of More Than 3 People

Parties on the beach, "boisterous" gatherings, "spontaneous" gatherings in parking lots and other locations are considered misdemeanors, according to McMaster. This does not apply to law-abiding businesses or employers, officials added.

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South Carolina Department Announces Measures to Mitigate Officer Exposure to COVID-19

The Charleston (SC) Police Department announced on social media that it will change the way they interact with some members of the community to minimize officers' exposure to COVID-19 (also known as the coronavirus).

Video: South Carolina Agency Celebrates Retirement of Beloved K-9

The Goose Creek (SC) Police Department recently honored one of its long-serving K-9s with a retirement ceremony that included serving up a tray of treats for the dog that served the community for nearly seven years.

South Carolina Deputy Killed Serving Warrants, Suspect Dead

The slain deputy was struck in the chest after the suspect fired multiple shots.The suspect was killed at the scene after deputies returned fire. No other deputies were injured during the incident.

South Carolina May Prohibit Untrained Police Recruits from Patrolling Alone

Currently, officers with no prior training can patrol by themselves in their first year on the job. This policy has been around for decades because of the long wait times for academy training and the need for officers in some small towns.

South Carolina Deputy Deploys TASER on K-9, Gets Kicked by Cow

A deputy with the Georgetown County (SC) Sheriff's Office was injured in a bizarre incident in which his K-9 partner bit a cow, he TASERed his dog, and the cow then kicked the deputy.

South Carolina Officer Struck by Car

An officer with the Williamston (SC) Police Department was struck by a passing vehicle while investigating a traffic collision in heavy fog. Officer Ronnie Drennon—who has been with the department for seven years—was pinned between his squad car and the vehicle that struck him.

South Carolina Officer Fatally Shot During Traffic Stop

Jackson Ryan Winkeler attempted to make a traffic stop on the property of the Florence Regional Airport when the subject—identified by authorities as 37-year-old James Edward Bell—reportedly opened fire, striking the officer.

South Carolina Deputy Killed in Single-Vehicle Collision

A Marion County (SC) Sheriff's deputy was killed in a single vehicle collision while responding to a call for service early Tuesday morning. His patrol vehicle left the roadway and struck a bridge pillar underneath a freeway overpass.

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Newly Sworn Officer Proposes to Girlfriend Following Ceremony

Immediately following the swearing-in ceremony for a new batch of officers with the Myrtle Beach (SC) Police Department the last officer to take the oath of service and had his badge pinned to his chest turned to his girlfriend, got on one knee, and proposed marriage.