Procession for fallen officer PFC Jacob Hancher arrives at Myrtle Beach funeral home

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Police have escorted PFC. Jacob Hancher back to Myrtle Beach from his autopsy at MUSC in Charleston.

The procession arrived at about 2:30 p.m. at the McMillan-Small Funeral Home. The Myrtle Beach Police Department was live-tweeting their trip back on their twitter page.


‘Nothing less than gut-wrenching,’ Gov. McMaster speaks out

 UPDATE: Gov. Henry McMaster said the shooting death of a Myrtle Beach officer was “nothing less than gut-wrenching” in a tweet on Monday morning.

PFC. Jacob Hancher was shot and killed Saturday while responding to a domestic violence call.

“The news of this heinous act of violence is nothing less than gut wrenching. Peggy and I ask that you join us in praying for Officer Hancher’s family and the Myrtle Beach community,” McMaster tweeted.

Many community leaders, family, and colleagues have expressed their condolences and shock since Officer Hancher’s death.


Procession for PFC Jacob Hancher heads toward Charleston

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A procession for Private First Class Jacob Hancher, who lost his life in the line of duty, headed toward Charleston Monday morning.

The procession drove down Highway 17 Bypass toward Charleston around 6:30 Monday.

Hancher lost his life while responding to  responding to a domestic call around 10 p.m. Saturday near Yaupon Drive and 14th Ave. South.

The procession arrived at the Medical University of South Carolina at 8:40 a.m., according to the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

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