Rest in peace Deputy James Kirk Jr. . . . We honor your life of dedicated service and pray for the comfort of your loved ones, both blood and blue!

From the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office SC:

Lancaster, South Carolina, April 24th , 2018: Line of Duty Death…

It is with great sadness and heavy hearts that we must report the death of one of our own deputies. Deputy James Kirk Jr., 57 of Lancaster passed away at Springs Memorial Hospital tonight. Deputy Kirk collapsed following a training event at the Sheriff’s Office firing range and was rushed to the hospital where he later passed away from what appears to be a medical condition. Deputy Kirk has proudly and honorably served the citizens of this community for the past 28 years. Deputy Kirk began his career at the City of Lancaster Police Department and retired from that agency after 25 years of service. He joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2015 and continued his life of service.

Sheriff Faile said, “Deputy Kirk was a true public servant who dedicated his life to the service of others and this community. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn his loss. During this difficult time we ask that you keep Deputy Kirk’s family, his friends, and his co-workers in your thoughts and prayers.

James Kirk

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