CofC DPS mourns the loss of a SC Law Enforcement Officer

By | April 24, 2022

The College of Charleston Department of Public Safety stands with the Cayce Police Department as they mourn the loss of one of their own.

At approximately 2:48 AM on April 24, 2022, Officer Roy Andrew “Drew” Barr of the Cayce Police Department was responding to a domestic violence call, when the suspect opened fire on responding officers, striking and ultimately killing Officer Barr. The suspect later took his own life at the scene.

Officer Barr joined the Cayce Police Department in 2016 as a Public Safety Officer, when the department was a joint Department of Public Safety. Officer Barr was also a K-9 officer, a volunteer firefighter Captain with the city of Monetta, and a former volunteer EMT with Lexington County EMS. His mission was truly one of serving the public trust.

Keep Drew Barr’s friends, family, and department in your thoughts as they all process these difficult times. As law enforcement officers, we all know the risks when donning the uniform and duty belt, but nothing lessens the pain from the loss of one of our ranks.

Officer Barr was 27 years old. His death marks the first SC line of duty law enforcement death in 2022. Officer Barr’s end of watch was 24 April, 2022.

Rest easy, brother… we have the watch now.


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