Support Officer Jacob Hancher's Family
On the evening of October 3, 2020, Myrtle Beach Police Department officers responded to a domestic call when shots were fired. Officer Jacob Hancher was killed in the shooting.
Jacob was a Community Safety Officer for four years and a police officer for less than one year. He was also a volunteer firefighter with Horry County Fire Rescue. “He was a dedicated public servant who upheld his oath to protect this community and made the ultimate sacrifice,” Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock said. “Please keep Jacob, his family and his fellow officers in your prayers.”
Jacob is survived by his mother, Suzanne, his father and step-mother, Jeff and Kathy, his sisters, Cece and Alexis, and step-siblings, Andrew, Jensen, and Hope. Remembered for his “pure heart,” his mother shared, “He had a servant’s heart that he demonstrated with the police department, fire department and his church… He was as pure as it came.”
The fundraiser is facilitated by Serve & Connect, a nonprofit (501c3) organization focused on fostering positive change through sustainable police-community partnerships. Since 2015, Serve & Connect has raised more than $600,000 for families of fallen officers in South Carolina. Serve & Connect was founded by Kassy Alia Ray in memory of her late husband, Officer Gregory Alia, who was killed in the line of duty on September 30, 2015. This fundraiser is endorsed by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Association, South Carolina Police Chief's Association, South Carolina Fraternal Order of Police, South Carolina Sheriff's Association and the Myrtle Beach Police Department. 100% of funds raised will be provided directly to support Officer Hancher's family. All donations are tax deductible.