Corporal Dana Kevin Cusack

Corporal Dana Kevin Cusack

South Carolina Highway Patrol, South Carolina

End of Watch Saturday, March 27, 2010

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Dana Kevin Cusack

Corporal Kevin Cusack was killed driving his patrol car when he was involved in a single-vehicle accident.

He was on patrol when his patrol car left the road as he drove on State Highway 200 about six miles south of Lancaster. Corporal Cusack was killed as a result.

Corporal Cusack had served with the South Carolina Highway Patrol for 21 years. He is survived by his three children, mother, three sisters, and one brother.

Bio

  • Age 45
  • Tour 21 years
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash

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Yesterday was 10 years since you left us. You left us with questions of how, why and how can we put one foot in front of the other and carry on. I’ve asked myself these questions over and over in my mind hundreds of times in the last 10 years. Your footprints remain engraved in the highways of this Post just as your kind soul has left it’s mark on the hearts of those who loved and respected you. To this very day, I can be riding around in my patrol car and pass a spot where your memory jumps up and hits me like a ton of bricks. Whether it be one of your favorite checkpoint locations, restaurants, or a classic George Jones hit on the radio; you still have a way of showing up. Sometimes this results in me laughing out loud and banging the steering wheel until I realize the person one car over is watching me and thinks I’m nuts. Then sometimes I cry like a baby. It just depends on how you show up. All too often in tragedies like this we as the surviving friends and family focus too hard on the aforementioned questions. I realized one day that I would have to forget the why’s, how’s and what if’s and be thankful for what I gained from your friendship. You taught me first and foremost to rely on my faith in God and to be a man of character. How to utilize common sense in my everyday duties and always do what’s right. How to have compassion for those who are downtrodden and are carrying heavy burdens. You always said; “If you stop someone that doesn’t look like they can afford a gallon of milk, they don’t need a ticket. A warning will do just fine. I have two children of my own now and catch myself shadowing you in how you raised Sarah, Casey and Richard. I am now in my 21st year with the SCHP. This is the same number of years you had in when you ended your tour. With 4 years left before retirement ; I look back on my career thus far and can truly say that you made me into the trooper that I am today and though you are not here physically, you are forever riding shotgun in my heart. Until we meet again; Rest In Peace My Good Friend.

Sgt. M.Z. Hassen
South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop 4 Post B

March 28, 2020

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