Summerville PD wears mourning bands after SC officer killed in Line-of-Duty


The Summerville Police Department is supporting another South Carolina police department after one of its own was killed in an automobile accident Friday night.

According to Summerville P.D.’s Facebook page, officers are wearing mourning bands in memory of Johnston, SC Police officer James Eric Chapman, who was killed in the Line-Of-Duty.

South Carolina Highway Patrol Corporal Bill Rhyne said Chapman was driving a Ford Explorer on Highway 23 in Edgefield when he ran off the left shoulder, overturning his vehicle around 10:15 p.m. Friday.

Chapman was transported to the Medical College of Georgia where he later died.

Officials are unsure if the officer was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.

The crash is still under investigation by the South Carolina Highway Patrol.

Summerville Police wrote, “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and agency during this difficult time.”

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