Oconee County Sheriff's Office
Age: 26 years
Service: 2 years
Cause: Struck by vehicle
Deputy Sheriff Bill Schuck was killed when he became pinned between a tree and his patrol car on a dirt road off of Highway 11 North.
His vehicle became stuck at about 1:35 am and while he was surveying the vehicle, it suddenly moved forward and pinned him against the tree. A search was initiated after he failed to respond to dispatch via radio or phone. A state trooper located him at approximately 3:00 am.
Deputy Schuck had previously served with the West Columbia Police Department for two years. He was survived by his expectant wife, parents, and sister.