A fundraiser for Charleston County Deputy Mike Costanzo and his family has been established by Serve & Connect, a nonprofit that benefits families of fallen officers and those injured in the line of duty

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A fundraiser for Deputy Mike Costanzo and his family has been established by Serve & Connect, a nonprofit that benefits families of fallen officers and those injured in the line of duty.

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Costanzo was seriously injured Wednesday when a passing vehicle crashed into his patrol car and a tow truck on the Don Holt Bridge. Both Costanzo and the tow truck driver were standing on the roadside at the time. The tow truck driver could not be found at the scene. Costanzo remains hospitalized.

Capt. Roger Antonio said this about Costanzo: “Mike is admired for his willingness to help citizens and co-workers, as he selflessly gives so much of his time to others. He is especially close to the students and staff at Sullivan’s Island Elementary School where he serves as a School Resource Officer.”

The Sheriffs’ Office appreciates the outpouring of support from our Charleston County community and others around the country and beyond. All proceeds from this fundraiser will make it to Deputy Costanzo and his family.

Additionally, anybody wishing to send correspondence or other items may send them to:

  • Charleston County Sheriff’s Office(attn: Deputy Mike Costanzo)
  • 3691 Leeds Avenue
  • North Charleston, SC 29405

Fallen Under a Southern Sky – Tribute to Jared Murphy (Original Poem)

By Mark A. Leon
By Mark A. Leon

Fallen from the clouds
Under a southern sky you perished
Not to be forgotten; not to be mourned

A protector of humanity
Behind the uniform you stood
Humbled by the embrace of a community shielded from danger; welcomed by the hug of family

Each day a promise to the smiling faces of our future
To lead, to protect, to honor

Under the warm spring sun surrounded by eternal reminders of lost sons and daughters we stand in silence
Only the cinematic mental images of memories make any movement

Alone a wife, three children and a void
By the grassy knoll they stand in tears
In the final moments, his body lowered to a resting place
So peaceful

His spirit will continue to teach life lessons
He will not throw a ball or tell a bed time story, but he will always be there

With the brush of the wind, his hug will be felt
With the raindrops, a kiss on the cheek

A loyal servant to the people
Five years, a patron to the citizens of the Holy City
Now an angel to the heavens

Look up
Look up fondly
He remains with us always

Go Fund Me for Family of Jared Murphy