‘Forever our hero’

Easley officer killed in line of duty

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

EASLEY — The family of the Easley Police Officer killed in the line of duty last week said his last act “exemplified everything he stood for.”

Officer Matthew Hare died Wednesday morning after being struck by a train while assisting a person in distress. He was 22 years old.

Easley Police Lt. Ashley Anderson said the police department received a call around 5am Wednesday, August 2 “about a person experiencing

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