HORRY COUNTY, SC. (THECOUNT) — PFC Jacob Hancher has been identified as the Myrtle Beach officer killed in the line of duty Saturday night while responding to a call for service in Horry County.

Hancher, 23, was killed following an officer-involved shooting incident in Myrtle Beach late Saturday night.


Hancher was employed by the MBPD for four years as a community service officer and less than one in patrol.

Details of the shooting, which also injured another officer, were not immediately made available.


Geo quick facts: Horry County is the easternmost county in the U.S. state of South Carolina. As of the 2010 census, its population was 289,650, making it the fifth-most populous county in South Carolina. The county seat is Conway – Wikipedia.