A Scotland County sheriff’s deputy was killed in a crash Thursday evening, according to a news release from Scotland County Sheriff Kersey.
The release identified the deputy as Alexis “Thunder” Eagle Locklear.
Deputy Locklear, 24, was killed “while responding to assist another officer who was actively pursuing a suspect in a vehicle chase.”
The accident happened on Old Wire Road near Arch Mclean Road in Wagram.
When the deputy was en-route, he ran off the road as he was approaching a curve and crashed into a tree. Deputy Locklear was pronounced dead on the scene.
“This is an incredibly sad day for the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office, and for the community we love and serve and for the law enforcement community as a whole,” said Sheriff Kersey. “Deputy Locklear was loved, honored and respected. He brought great joy and pleasure in our hearts and spirits in our time of having him as a brother in this family we like to call home, here at the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office. Deputy Locklear will forever be in our hearts and minds. His memory will continue to live on as we continue the good fight that the Lord has called us to.”
Sheriff Kersey went on to say “Please keep the family, friends and the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office in your prayers.”
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