South Carolina police officer Andrew “Drew” Barr was shot dead

A South Carolina police officer was killed on duty after responding to a domestic disturbance call early Sunday morning, officials said.

Cayne Police Department Officer Roy Andrew “Drew” Barr, 28, showed up at the home around 2:48 a.m. and made contact with a man standing in the front yard, Cayce Police Chief Chris Cowan said on Monday Sunday at a press conference.

Just as he began speaking to the man, multiple shots were fired from inside the house – one hit, killing Barr.

The man who shot Barr barricaded himself inside the home and killed himself after a seven-hour standoff with law enforcement. His identity has not yet been released.

Barr joined the Cayce Police Department in 2016 as a trainee before graduating from the Police Academy in 2017.

A dedicated community member, Barr has also served as a volunteer firefighter and paramedic. He became a K-9 officer with his beloved partner, Molly, a black Labrador retriever.

The Monetta Volunteer Fire Department said Barr was the captain of their department in Aiken County, WSPA reported.

Officer Drew Barr
Officer Barr became a K-9 officer with his partner Molly, a black Labrador Retriever.
Cayce Police Department

“He was committed to his job, he was committed to his community. All he cared about was serving this community and he was shot dead this morning for no reason,” Cowan said.

He had no wife or children, but “was married to this profession,” he said.

Barr had survived a shooting as an intern in 2017, local news outlets reported. The shooter in this shooting is serving a 30-year sentence in state and federal penalties.

“Breaking our hearts in Cayce,” Mayor Elise Partin told reporters Sunday. “As of 2016, Officer Drew Barr has been an important part of the Cayce family.”

Cayce is a suburb of nearly 14,000 people west of the capital, Columbia.

With postal wires South Carolina police officer Andrew “Drew” Barr was shot dead


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