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6/2/2020- We offer condolences to Battalion Chief Joey Campbell and his family. His Grandmother Laurette Bassett passed away peacefully 31-May. Please remember Chief Campbell and his family in your prayers. Graveside services will be held Wednesday 03-June at 11:00 at St John’s Baptist Church, 2468 St. Johns Church Road, Ehrhardt, SC. The family will receive friends in the church sanctuary between 09:30 and 11:00. Herndon’s Funeral Home will be handling the arrangements. https://www.briceherndonfuneralhome.com/obituary/Laurette-Bassett

29/May/2020 – Fatal MVC with entrapment – “B” Shift

A 35 year old Walterboro man died from injuries sustained in a single vehicle MVC on Lodge Hwy (SC Hwy 217) at the Bamberg County Line Friday morning 29-May. The accident was reported at 10:14, but is believed to have occurred around 07:30. The vehicle was difficult to see from the roadway. It appeared the 1998 Toyota 4Runner was traveling south on Lodge Hwy, when it crossed the over to the northbound side of the roadway and crashed in the creek. The vehicle cleared the creek and struck the concrete abutment on the southbound side of the creek. It then overturned in the water trapping the driver. Click here for more information.

26/May/2020 – MVC with Entrapment – “B” Shift

A Florida man was critically injured in a single vehicle MVC on Interstate 95 near mile marker 52 northbound. The Toyota Sequoia was traveling northbound when it left the roadway and entered a water filled ditch. Witnesses advised the SUV flipped over multiple times and landed on its roof in about three feet of water. A traveler from North Carolina, a Dominion Energy truck driver and a Firefighter-EMT from Jasper County Fire-Rescue stopped to render aid. They entered the water and were able to force open the rear passenger’s door freeing one of the occupants. Click here for more information.

26/May/2020 – Shooting Incidents – “A” Shift

Two adult males received gunshot wounds at two different locations three hours apart Tuesday morning 26-May. The first incident occurred in the 500 block of Rivers St just outside the City Limit of Walterboro. An adult male was riding a bicycle on Rivers Street when a car pulled alongside and began firing a weapon at him. The man was struck several times, but managed to escape into a wooded area. Law Enforcement located the man who had serious injuries to both arms and an upper leg. Click here for more information.

24/May/2020 – High Speed MVC – “C” Shift

An adult male suffered multi-traumatic injuries after being involved in a single vehicle MVC on Jefferies Hwy (US Hwy 15) at Barwick Lane Sunday evening 24-May. The pickup truck was traveling south on Jefferies Hwy when it attempted to pass several other southbound vehicles, including a Dorchester County EMS Ambulance transporting a patient to Colleton Medical Center. The vehicle lost control and flipped over several times before coming to rest on the right shoulder at Barwick Lane. The man was initially trapped in the truck. Click here for more information.

24/May/2020 – Shooting Incident – “C” Shift

An adult male received a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest Sunday evening 24-May at a residence on Huckleberry Hill Lane north of Cottageville. The incident was reported to 9-1-1 at 20:36. Bystanders provided aid, including bleeding control before Firefighter-Paramedics arrived. The patient was in critical condition and experiencing difficulty breathing. A medical helicopter was sent to the scene and landed in a field on August Hwy near Meeting House Road. Click here for more information.

24/May/2020 – Water Rescue – “C” Shift

Two women and three children were rescued on the Edisto River Saturday afternoon 24-May. At 14:48, 9-1-1 was notified that the group was in trouble on the Edisto River south of Good Hope Landing before Jelicos Landing. Firefighter-Paramedics and DNR Officers responded to Good Hope Landing. The people’s cell phone had poor reception, but 9-1-1 Dispatchers were able to get a general location on them. They had been traveling on the river on inflatable rafts when the current pushed them into several downed trees laying across the river, causing the rafts to deflate. Click here for more information.

23/May/2020 - Fatal MVC – “B Shift

A 25 year old Colleton County woman died from injuries she received in a single vehicle MVC on I-95 near the 65 mile marker northbound Saturday evening 23-May at 19:02. The woman was operating a Dodge Dakota pickup, traveling northbound on I-95 when she lost control, crossed both lanes of the highway and struck the side of the bridge over Weans Rd. The vehicle then crossed back over both lanes and overturned several times in the median before landing on the roof against the guardrail on the southbound side of the highway. There were two unrestrained occupants in the truck. Click here for more information.

23/May/2020 – EMT Certification

We wish to congratulate Firefighter II-EMT James Montgomery Bailey on successfully obtaining National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification.

23/May/2020 – Coca Cola – AHA Drink Distribution 

The Coca Cola Company distributed cases of the drink AHA to First Responders in the Colleton Area Friday 23-May. Wal-Mart was generous enough to allow the use of their parking lot. Senator Margie Bright helped to coordinate the event notifying local agencies. She was present and assisted with handing out cases of the product to Firefighters, Firefighter-Paramedics and Law Enforcement Officers in Colleton County. Crews reported to the Wal-Mart parking lot and drove through the distribution line to receive cases of the drink. Click here for more information.

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