Fallen Myrtle Beach police officer Jacob Hancher honored at events one year after his death

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MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — Several events on Sunday paid tribute to Myrtle Beach Police Officer Jacob Hancher a year after he was shot and killed while responding to a domestic call.

The day’s events began with Mass at the St. James Catholic Church in Conway, where a mural was dedicated in his honor. Later in the morning, a ceremony was held at the Waterway Palms Neighborhood in Myrtle Beach to rename a portion of River Oaks Drive “Officer Jacob Hancher Memorial Highway” in his honor.

In the afternoon, Myrtle Beach police dedicated a memorial stone at the fountain located across from the Ted C. Collins Law Enforcement Center, located at 1101 North Oak Street, in his honor.

Meanwhile, in a social-media post, Horry County Fire Rescue described Hancher as a “selfless public servant,” noting his service as a volunteer at HCFR, specifically at Carolina Bays Station 45.

On Saturday, members of the Myrtle Beach Police Department joined members of Hancher’s family in the Waterway Palms Neighborhood to dedicate a playground in his memory.

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