Passing of Sergeant Heather Swarthout

//Passing of Sergeant Heather Swarthout

Passing of Sergeant Heather Swarthout

2015-10-25T20:28:19+00:00October 26th, 2015|SC Police News|3 Comments

The North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety has announced that Sergeant Heather Swarthout passed away following a medical emergency.

Heather was admitted to the hospital earlier in the week for a medical head emergency and transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina and underwent surgery to remove a blood clot near the brain. Surgeons were unable to remove a number of smaller clots and she was placed on blood thinners. She died peacefully in her sleep Sunday.


A Message from North Myrtle Beach Public Safety Director regarding the passing of Sgt Heather Swarthout

“It’s with a very heavy heart and with great sadness that I have to let everyone know that Heather has gone to heaven and is with her grandfather that she dearly loved. She passed peacefully in her sleep.

Heather was truly a very special lady that touched everyone with her special huge smile. She has left us way too early as she was without question a shooting star for us that had so much untouched potential.

Please keep praying for her family as they are still struggling. We as a family will stand with Heather’s family and help them heal from Heather’s tragic death.

As the plans for a viewing/memorial service here and the service and burial service in VA are made in the coming days, I will ensure everyone is noticed.

On behalf of the family, they are very appreciative of the unbelievable outpouring of support and prayers from everyone.”

Jay Fernandez, Director of Public Safety

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  1. Preston Cain October 26, 2015 at 8:09 am

    So sad to lose one of ours at such a young age. Prayers to the family, friends and her brothers and sisters in blue. God Bless you for your service. RIP

  2. Dameion K Thames October 26, 2015 at 1:43 pm
  3. Vince Lombardo October 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    RIP, Sgt. Prayers for family and friends.

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