At 10:21 PM on Saturday, January 16th 2021, Colleton County Sheriff’s Deputy Detective Sergeant Edward Marcurella lost his battle with COVID-19 and pneumonia. Sgt. Marcurella was a veteran deputy with over 35 years of first responder history, focusing much of that work into the Low country Human Trafficking and Internet Crimes Against Children task forces. Colleton County Sheriff Buddy Hill stated that one of Sergeant Marcurella’s passions was to bring justice to children without a voice.
He was a veteran, he was a police officer, he was a firefighter, he was a paramedic, he was a bomb specialist, and he was a SWAT member. He will be missed.
His marks the fourth law enforcement death in the state this year, and the first to COVID-19. We at the College of Charleston Department of Public Safety mourn for our fallen comrade and stand with Sheriff Hill and the Colleton County Sheriff’s Department during this difficult time.
Sergeant Marcurella’s end of watch was 2221 hours on 16 January 2021. Rest easy, brother. We have the watch now.