Deputy Sheriff William Frederick Schuck III, Oconee County Sheriff’s Office

Deputy Sheriff William Frederick Schuck III
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office
South Carolina

End of Watch: Sunday, February 7, 2010

Biographical Info
Age: 26
Tour of Duty: Not available
Badge Number: C-7

Incident Details
Cause of Death: Struck by vehicle
Date of Incident: Sunday, February 7, 2010
Weapon Used: Not available
Suspect Info: Not available

Deputy William Schuck was killed when he became pinned between a tree and his patrol car on a dirt road off of Highway 11 North.

His vehicle became stuck at about 1:35 am and while he was surveying the vehicle, it suddenly moved forward and pinned him against the tree. A search was initiated after he failed to respond to dispatch via radio or phone. A state trooper located him at approximately 3:00 am.

Deputy Schuck is survived by his expectant wife.

Agency Contact Information
Oconee County Sheriff’s Office
300 South Church Street
Walhalla, SC 29691

Phone: (864) 638-4117

Please contact the Oconee County Sheriff’s Office for funeral arrangements or for survivor benefit fund information.

Fox News

WALHALLA, S.C. —  The Oconee County coroner says a sheriff’s deputy has died after he was pinned between his patrol car and a tree.

Coroner Karl E. Addis told multiple media outlets that 26-year-old William Frederick Schuck III of Rabun Gap, Ga., died Sunday morning. Addis said Schuck died of traumatic asphyxiation.

Schuck had been patrolling a private dirt road near Highway 11 north of Walhalla when his car got stuck. When he got out of the car to assess his situation, the car apparently moved forward and pinned him to the tree.

Investigators say Schuck had spoken with his wife after 1:30 a.m. and told her his car was stuck. When his supervisor could not reach him on the phone or radio, officers began searching for him. He was found dead at 3 a.m.


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