An officer in South Carolina has been shot dead and another was injured after responding to a domestic call and exchanging fire with a suspect, authorities revealed on Sunday.

The scene unfolded on Saturday night in Myrtle Beach, a summer resort city.

The passing of Officer Jacob Hancher was announced by the Myrtle Beach Police Department.

“Today we are mourning the loss of one of our officers, PFC Jacob Hancher was killed in the line of duty while responding to a call for service,” Police Chief Amy Prock said.

“Following the exchange of gunfire, the suspect was discovered deceased. No other injures were reported,” South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division revealed Sunday in a press release.

Hancher had served the Myrtle Beach Police Department for 5 years.

“He was a dedicated public servant who upheld his oath to protect this community and made the ultimate sacrifice,” Prock said. “Please keep Jacob, his family and his fellow officers in your prayers.”

Hancher also served as a parishioner at St. James Roman Catholic Church in Conway, S.C. They honored the fallen officer in a Facebook post that said he went to Honduras in 2017 on a helping mission with other members of the church.

“For those who were able to serve along side him, they learned of his kindness and selfless service,” the church said.

Source: Fox News

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