Chief Skip Holbrook of the Columbia Police Department in South Carolina sadly reports the death of Officer Stacy L. Case.
Officer Case, 37, was responding to a call of gun shots being fired when she was involved in a vehicle crash. Her patrol unit was struck broadside by another police vehicle that was owned by the University of South Carolina Police Department. Reports have indicated that both officers were responding to the same call and the vehicle emergency equipment was activated on both patrol units. The victim of the original call was confirmed as a suicide.
Officer Case sustained critical injuries as a result of the two vehicle collision. She was transported via EMS to the Palmetto Health Richland Hospital where she succumbed to her injuries a short time after arrival. The other officer, Sergeant Allan Bolin, of the University of South Carolina Police Department, was also transported to the hospital. He remains hospitalized in stable condition.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol’s Multidisciplinary Accident Investigation Team is investigating the collision.
Officer Case was a four year veteran of the Columbia Police Department and a fifteen year veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a Military Police Officer. She served overseas in the Iraq war and had received numerous awards during her military career. Officer Case is survived by her parents and two brothers.
Officer Stacy Case-gone, but never forgotten. EOW: Saturday, November 7, 2015.
Graphic created by Fellow Officer Rose Borisow
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