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Lack of wills leaves deceased S.C. firefighters' families 'in limbo'


Editor's Note — While this article relates to a firefighting incident, the underlying issue of the need for all first responders to have a will is extremely relevant to the law enforcement community as well. For more information on this issue, please read our recent exclusive, Preparing for the worst.


By Jessica Johnson
The Post and Courier

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Most of the Charleston firefighters who died in the June 18 Super Sofa Store blaze did not leave behind a will.

Anthony Hayes, an attorney from Columbia offering his assistance in distributing private funds to firefighters' families, said the city of Charleston doesn't know what the firefighters wanted, and the families have been left in limbo.

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