LANCASTER COUNTY, SC (WBTV) - A South Carolina deputy passed away after collapsing during a training event at the Lancaster Sheriff's Office firing range.
Deputy James Kirk Jr. was rushed to Spring Memorial Hospital where he died Tuesday night. The sheriff's office says Kirk passed away from what appears to be a medical condition.
Sheriff Barry S. Faile released this statement:
Kirk proudly served his community for the past 28 years beginning his career at the City of Lancaster Police Department and retired from the agency after 25 years. He later joined the sheriff's office in 2015 where he continued his life of service.
Lancaster Police Chief Scott Grant spoke about Kirk on Wednesday.
Deputies also tweeted about the incident around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning