Townville Strong

Easley Police Department officers joined this week with schools, businesses and other agencies around the Upstate in wearing superhero shirts to honor 6-year-old Jacob Hall (top), who lost the fight for his life Saturday after a shooting last Wednesday at Townville Elementary School in Anderson County. A 14-year-old Townville boy is charged with murder in Hall’s death. The teen is also charged with shooting and killing his own father, Jeffrey Osborne, before traveling to the elementary school and opening fire, striking Hall, another 6-year-old boy and a teacher. The tragedy has drawn an outpouring of support for the community and Hall’s family from around the state and nation, with an online campaign to raise funds for Hall’s medical expenses raising more than $126,000, and Hall’s funeral, held Wednesday, will feature a superhero theme according to his parents’ wishes. Easley officers, pictured above, standing from left, include James Cheeks, Jose Medina, Master Patrol Officer Jeff Dalton, Travis Evans, Sgt. Jon Norton and Tay Brinston. Kneeling are Ashley Williams and Lt. Tyler Evans.