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Cayce officer honored with procession, tribute from law enforcement

Cayce Police Officer Drew Barr was killed in the line of duty Sunday.

LEXINGTON, S.C. — The body of Officer Drew Barr, the Cayce Police office killed in the line of duty, was given a law enforcement processional as his body left the coroner's office Monday morning. 

Officers from multiple agencies lined up along Duffie Drive in Lexington, the site of the coroner's office. A vehicle carrying his body was escorted by police motorcycles and cruisers with their lights and sirens on. A group of people stood silently along the side of the road as the procession moved by. 

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Police say Barr was killed by a suspect early Sunday morning as he and his fellow officers responded to a domestic disturbance call on Rossmore Drive in the Concord Park neighborhood, about a half mile from the 12th Street Extension.  

Barr was 28-years-old. He'd joined the Cayce Police Department back in 2016, when it was still the Cayce Department of Public Safety, a joint agency of fire and police services.

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Cayce's Facebook page states Barr became a traffic safety officer in 2019. In 2020 he joined the K-9 until, according to Cowan. He worked with one of the department's canine officers, Molly.  

Barr also worked as a volunteer firefighter with the Monetta Volunteer Fire Department, where he was a captain, according to that agency. He also was an EMT with Lexington County EMS from 2013 to 2016.  

Barr did not have a spouse or children. But Cowan described Barr as being "married' to his profession. 

"He was committed to his profession, this community, and he cared about nothing else than serving this community," Cowan said.  


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