Deputy Sheriff

Richland County Sheriff's Department

Richland County
Friday, December 14, 2007

Age: 41 years

Service: 1 years

Cause: Heart attack

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Deputy Darral Lane suffered a fatal heart attack following a vehicle pursuit and apprehension of two suspects in a suspicious vehicle. The vehicle sped away from Deputy Lane as he approached it while it was parked behind a convenience store.

The pursuit ended behind a home on Burton Street. The driver fled on foot as Deputy Lane subdued the passengers. He collapsed after handcuffing one of the suspects.

The driver of the vehicle who fled from Deputy Lane was arrested a short time later and charged with involuntary manslaughter in connection with Deputy Lane’s death.

Deputy Lane was a US Army veteran who had served for 20 years and had served with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department for just under 2 years. He had been awarded Deputy of the Quarter two days before passing away. He is survived by his wife and two children.