Funeral announced for trooper killed in line of duty

Lancaster County, SC - COLUMBIA, SC (WMBF) - The funeral for a South Carolina Trooper killed in the line of duty will be held Monday.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol announced Sunday that visitation for Cpl. D. Kevin Cusack will be held Monday, March 29, from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. at Lake Wylie Assembly in Lake Wylie, followed by a funeral at 3 p.m.

Cusack will be laid to rest Tuesday morning at Hebron Baptist Church in Scranton at 11 a.m.

The South Carolina Highway Patrol says Cusack was killed in a motor vehicle collision in Lancaster County around 3:30 a.m. Saturday, March 28. The Highway Patrol says Cusack was driving on SC-200 when he ran off the road six miles south of the city of Lancaster.

Lancaster County Sheriff's Office is working the collision and Lexington County Sheriff's Office is assisting with the reconstruction.

"All of those who knew Kevin Cusack, and the law enforcement community as a whole, are greatly saddened by the loss of our co-worker and friend," said Highway Patrol Col. Kenny Lancaster Jr. "Kevin has served the York County area his entire career and is well-known and loved in that area." "

The Highway Patrol says Cusack was from Florence and had worked with them since 1989. He leaves behind his mother and three children.

"Every highway fatality has a devastating impact on the victim's family as it does in this instance with Cpl. Cusack's family," said SC Department of Public Safety Director Mark Keel. "In addition to his family, this death affects and saddens every member of the South Carolina Highway Patrol and all SCDPS employees."

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