SC officer dies day after he and 3 others were shot

Detective Michael R. Doty

Detective Michael R. Doty

There was a free vehicle wash Sunday for law enforcement officers and emergency responders who will take part in funeral services Monday for York County Detective Mike Doty, who was shot and killed last week in the line of duty.

A SC sheriff's deputy who was killed last week in an ambush was known for walking around with a scowl most of the time.

"He helped those who needed it", his brother, Joshua Doty, said at the funeral. Doty's death to support his family and the surviving officers. They were hired together 12 years ago.

Last week, hundreds lined streets as Doty's body was escorted from the medical examiner's office and then back to York County.

"Despite the fact Mike walks around with a scowl on his face 90 percent of the time, he is a really happy guy", Tolson said.

The sheriff's office says Doty spearheaded the Narcan program where officers carry the life-saving opioid antidote.

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"If you were Mike's friend, he would tell you the truth, no matter how hard it was".

Det. Micheal Doty, along with three other law enforcement officers, were shot while searching for domestic violence suspect Christian McCall.

The wounded also included sheriff's K-9 Deputy Randy Clinton, sheriff's Sgt. Buddy Brown and York Police Sgt. Kyle Cummings.

McCall first shot York County Sgt. Clinton as he and his police dog were closing in, investigators said. His condition has not been released. He has not officially been charged but warrants have been filed for murder, three counts of attempted murder, and first-degree domestic violence in connection with the shootings.

Doty's brother said he hopes Michael's last wish to be an organ donor will now save lives. He was also a member of the YCSO SWAT Entry Team, as well as an Associate Advisor for the York County Explorer Post 1786. McCall, as well as two deputies and the York officer, were injured in that shootout.

"Mike was not a quitter", said Rev. Barry Yates, pastor of Calvary Church. Interment will follow at Forest Hills Cemetery on Old York Road in Rock Hill, funeral organizers say, which will begin at 3 p.m.

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