Master Deputy James Lester Kirk, Jr.

Master Deputy James Lester Kirk, Jr.

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office, South Carolina

End of Watch Tuesday, April 24, 2018

James Lester Kirk, Jr.

Master Deputy James Kirk suffered a heart attack during a combat firearms training at the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office range on Reservoir Road.

He had just completed the course, which involved a simulated officer down event in which he had to engage targets while moving a 125-pound sandbag to a cover. He collapsed as he walked back to the staging area.

Deputy Kirk had served with the Lancaster County Sheriff's Office for three years after having retired from the Lancaster Police Department with 25 years of service. He is survived by his wife and four children.

Bio

  • Age 57
  • Tour 28 years
  • Badge 2510

Incident Details

  • Cause Heart attack

range, training

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God bless you for your service and sacrifice, and now give you peace!

Lois Fehrer Rao
Surviving Mother, SCHP Sr. Tpr. Michael J. Rao, EOW June 12, 2002

September 30, 2018

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