Fallen Myrtle Beach police officer’s church to hold candlelight vigil

Fallen Myrtle Beach police officer’s church to hold candlelight vigil
Myrtle Beach police PFC Jacob Hancher (Source: Serve & Connect via Facebook)

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – A fallen Myrtle Beach police officer’s church family will be holding a vigil to honor him on Wednesday.

Myrtle Beach police officer Jacob Hancher was a parishioner of the Catholic Church of St. James in Conway. During his time as a parishioner, he served as a missionary on a 2017 mission to Honduras.

The church announced it will be holding a Candlelight Rosary Vigil in memory of Hancher.

It will be held at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the Columbarium at St. James.

Those who attend are asked to bring their own rosary, candle and chair.

Hancher was shot and killed while responding to a domestic dispute Saturday night along 14th Avenue South.

According to the MBPD, Hancher had four years as a community officer and just under one year as a police officer.

His funeral arrangements have not been announced.

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