The patrol vehicle of the Sumter County deputy who was killed in the line of duty Tuesday has been parked in front of the sheriff’s office to serve as a memorial.
Members of the public are …
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Serve and Connect has established an online fundraiser in memory of Cpl. Andrew Gillette, a 36-year-old Sumter County Sheriff's officer who was gunned down in the line of duty Tuesday while serving an eviction notice at a home in Dalzell.
Donations can be made by visiting Serve and Connect's website, and 100% of the proceeds will go directly to his family.
According to the Sumter County Sheriff's Office, this is currently the only official donation site for the Gillette family.
Members of the public are invited to pay their respects by leaving gifts in Cpl. Andrew Gillette’s honor. The sheriff’s office is located at 1281 N. Main St. in Sumter.
Gillette was serving an eviction notice with two other deputies on Tuesday when the man inside fired at them, striking Gillette, a 7-year veteran of the sheriff’s office and a U.S. Air Force veteran, in the chest. He died at the hospital shortly after.
The suspect died at the scene when gunfire was returned.
Gillette’s vehicle was pulled up to the agency’s headquarters Wednesday evening, and people have been adding their own flowers and balloons to the windshield. Behind the vehicle, the agency’s flags remain at half-staff, and a black and gold ribbon bow is tied to the pole holding the American flag.
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