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Hurricane Response: Developing Plan in Advance is Crucial

“After every major storm of the past, I guess going back to Hurricane Andrew, we have made it a point sometime in the six to eight months after the storm to pay a visit to the impacted area, talk to law enforcement, talk to the emergency management directors, and get their honest lessons learned,” says Col. Neil Baxley.

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2 SC Officers Injured When SUV Crashes into Restaurant

The South Carolina Highway Patrol reports.a 2018 Nissan Rogue was attempting to pull into a parking space in front of the restaurant when the driver accidentally drove into the building.

Suspect Accused of Killing SC Deputy Dies in Hospice

Spartanburg County Coroner Charles Clevenger said 63-year-old Duane L. Heard died at 6:11 a.m. on Friday.

SC Law Enforcement Responds to Hurricane Ian

South Carolina Emergency Management Division reports Hurricane Ian made landfall just south of Georgetown as a Category 1 hurricane at 2:05 p.m. Friday.

SC Deputy Wounded Extinguishing Fire at Domestic Call

“It appears that our deputies acted appropriately and I commend them on their quick actions in defense of themselves and others,” says Sheriff Anthony Dennis.

SC Officer Dies After Medical Emergency in Training

Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens Riley became ill during the physical fitness training portion of the assessment and was transported by EMS to Providence Hospital, where he suffered cardiac arrest and could not be revived.

SC Deputies Ambushed After False 911 Call, Sheriff Says

As they were leaving, Deputy Joseph Shannonhouse was the first to get in to his vehicle. Sheriff Leon Lott said as he was driving away shots rang out. One round went through the passenger window and hit the dashboard.

Officers Engage Communities During National Night Out

National Night Out, traditionally held on the first Tuesday of August each year, began in 1984. The first annual National Night Out involved 2.5 million neighbors across 400 communities in 23 states. The annual event is organized by the National Association of Town Watch.

SC Rescue Squad Takes Delivery of Amphibious Vehicle

"Our goal is to lessen the time from arrival to getting into the water. We believe this new boat will save precious minutes, will require a smaller launching and retrieval crew, and allow us to travel where currently no boat can."

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Video Shows SC Officer Rescuing Woman from Wrecked, Burning Car

Field Training Officer Doug Richards came across the accident scene around 1:30 a.m. on I-26 after a truck and the car collided. He saw smoke and flames coming from the wrecked car’s engine compartment and responded with the fire extinguisher from his patrol unit.

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