Remembering Officer Hancher: Viewing today at Convention Center


MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — Gov. Henry McMaster orders flags to be half-staff from sunrise until sunset on Friday  in tribute to Private First Class Jacob Hancher of the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

The governor ordered the half-staff on all state buildings and requested flags over buildings of the political subdivisions of the State similarly be flown at half-staff.

Hancher died in the line of duty Saturday night. Support and sympathy for the Hancher family has been immense with ongoing memorials and a fundraiser hosted at  The fundraiser has 715 donations totaling just under $44,000 as of Thursday morning.

A public viewing will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center, 2101 N. Oak St.

A funeral service is set for 2-4 p.m. Friday at the Convention Center.

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