Authorities said officer Jacob Hancher was killed in a shootout involving police over a service call.The Myrtle Beach Police Department is mourning the death of one of them after a shooting incident involving police late Saturday night. He was worked by MBPD for four years as a community service officer and on patrol less than once.
“He was a dedicated public official who pledged to protect this community and made the ultimate sacrifice,” Prock said. “He valued the people he served, served with, and absolutely loved at Myrtle Beach.”
Jacob Hancher Shot & Dead
According to officials, the incident occurred around 22:00. 14th Ave. At 400 blocks of South. Police shut down parts of Kings Highway and Ocean Boulevard during the investigation The South Carolina Police Service (SLED), which conducted the investigation, issued a statement on Sunday saying that Hancher and another officer responded to a local call when the shooting broke out.
“After the Exchange, the suspect was found dead,” the statement said.
According to the statement, a second police officer was injured and hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. a self-made gunfire.
No further information was given about the fatal conflict.
Neighborhood residents told The Sun News of Myrtle Beach that they heard that many guns were fired during the shooting.
Hancher is the first police officer killed in Myrtle Beach in 18 years, and the 37th police officer involved in a gun attack in South Carolina in 2020, according to a statement from SLED.
Authorities said there were gun attacks involving a total of 45 policemen, including the Myrtle Beach police officer, in South Carolina in 2019.
A preliminary report from the FBI shows that Hancher is the 38th U.S. law enforcement agency that was heavily killed in 2020. In 2019, 33 officers were seriously killed during the same period. The FBI report shows that at least eight officers killed this year were the victims of an ambush, and the other two died in unprovoked attacks. Myrtle Beach Mayor, Brenda Bethune, posted a statement on Facebook about the shooting, “I sincerely ask. Prayers for our MBPD. Our community needs them to show love, support and strength. ”
In a Twitter post to the agency, Hancher served as a volunteer member of the Fire Rescue Department in Horry County, South Carolina, in addition to being a police officer.
“Our hearts go out to Hancher’s family, friends, loved ones, law enforcement colleagues and fellow team members here at HCFR during this difficult time,” the fire department’s statement reads.
Our hearts go out to Hancher’s family, friends, loved ones, law enforcement colleagues and fellow team members here at HCFR during this difficult time.
— Horry SC Fire Rescue (@hcfirerescue) October 4, 2020