The College of Charleston Department of Public Safety stands with the Columbia Police Department as they mourn the loss of one of their own.
On September 24, 2022, Master Police Officer Tyrell Owens Riley of the Columbia Police Department was conducting a SWAT training assessment and suffered a medical emergency. After being transported to the hospital for treatment, MPO Riley suffered a cardiac arrest and could not be revived.
Officer Riley was a 7 year veteran of the Columbia Police Department and a US Marine Veteran.
Keep MPO Riley’s friends, family, and department in your thoughts as they all process these difficult times.
MPO Riley’s end of watch was 24 September, 2022.
Rest easy, brother… we have the watch now.