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SC deputy dies after collapsing during training

Deputy James Kirk Jr., 57, joined the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office in 2015 after serving 25 years for the Lancaster PD

Duty Death: James Kirk Jr. - [Lancaster County, South Carolina]

End of Service: 04/24/2018

By PoliceOne Staff

LANCASTER COUNTY, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff’s office is mourning the loss of one of their own after a deputy collapsed during a training event and died.

Lancaster County Deputy James Kirk Jr., 57, died at a hospital after collapsing during a training event at the sheriff’s office firing range, The Herald reports. It’s unclear how exactly Kirk died, but Chief Deputy Maj. Matt Shaw said in a statement that the deputy "passed away from what appears to be a medical condition.”

"Deputy Kirk was a true public servant who dedicated his life to the service of others and this community," Sheriff Barry Faile said. "Our hearts are heavy as we mourn his loss."

Kirk joined the sheriff’s office in 2015 after serving 25 years for the Lancaster Police Department, according to WSOC-TV.


MEDIA RELEASE Lancaster, South Carolina, April 24th , 2018: Line of Duty Death It is with great sadness and heavy...

Posted by Lancaster County Sheriff's Office SC on Tuesday, April 24, 2018

This is one of many great tributes to the life of James Kirk. He had a tremendous impact on so many of Lancaster's youth over the years. He certainly left a positive mark on his community.

Posted by Lancaster County Sheriff's Office SC on Thursday, April 26, 2018


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