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South Carolina Officer Shot, Suspect Killed in Gunfight

An officer with the Greenwood (SC) Police Department suffered a gunshot wound and a suspect was killed in a violent confrontation on Thursday night.

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South Carolina Department Mourns Death of K-9

Officers with the Horry County (SC) Police Department are mourning the loss of a beloved K-9 after the dog passed away earlier this week.

South Carolina Deputy Dies in Vehicle Collision

Deputy Jeremy Ladue of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office was involved in a fatal collision early Monday morning when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle.

South Carolina Teen Under Quarantine Coughs on Officers

A teenage girl in South Carolina was arrested Wednesday and has been charged with breach of peace high and aggravated after police say she intentionally coughed on officers, claiming to have coronavirus.

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.

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.

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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.