S. C. Daily Incident Log – 6/29/21

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Clinton firefighter killed after DUI related hit-and-run, officials confirm 

The Laurens County Coroner's Office identifies the victim killed following a hit-and-run in Clinton on Friday. Chief Deputy Coroner Patti Canupp identified the victim as 20-year-old Nathaniel Hunter Sipes from Clinton, SC. Sipes died due to his injuries on June 27, according to Canupp. The victim's family says that he was a part-time firefighter at the Clinton Fire Department and loved fire service, according to Canupp. The victim's mother wants to remind people to start looking out for motorcycles, according to Canupp. According to SCHP, the accident happened on US-76 near Randall Drive. The victim was driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle on US 76 when the suspect pulled out in front of them, according to SCHP. The victim ran into the suspect and was ejected from the vehicle, according to SCHP.  



Update: Spartanburg Fire not getting raise chief requested, council moves forward with 13.7% increase 

Firefighters with the City of Spartanburg Fire Department will not be getting as much of a pay raise as they had hoped. Leaders with the department say that could mean losing more hardworking men and women to better paying departments. This is the career Jared Van Ek told 7 News, he always wanted. "You've helped somebody else and they're going to be better for it," said Jared Van Ek with the Spartanburg City Professional Firefighters Association. He has been fighting fires for the last three decades, but now he and others with the Spartanburg City Professional Firefighters Association said they are battling something else- some city leaders over a significant pay raise. "We can't keep losing the younger generation or we're going to have that experience gap," Benjamin Baker with the Professional Fire Fighters Association of South Carolina said.  


Courtesy of Daily Dispatch.
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