Funeral arrangements set for Larry Britton

Funeral arrangements set for Larry Britton

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Funeral arrangements have been announced for a Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad member who died shortly after assisting officers during Monday night's standoff at a West Ashley apartment complex.

A visitation for friends and family of 58-year-old Larry Britton will be held Thursday, September 11 at James A. McAlister Chapel from 5 p.m to 8 p.m.

Britton's funeral service will take place Friday, September 12 at 11 a.m. at Holy Spirit Catholic Church. He will be laid to rest after the service at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Britton served as Radio Communications Manager for Charleston County, and was a member of the Charleston County Volunteer Rescue Squad for more than 20 years.

"Mr. Britton was an extremely dedicated employee, always giving 110% to support public safety communications," co-worker and Director of Communications Bill Tunick said. "At any time day or night, Larry would support any major public safety incident in the County."

According to the Charleston County Sheriff's Office, Britton was providing support to officers Monday night during a standoff at Gardens of Ashley River apartment complex in West Ashley when he suffered a massive cardiac event. Britton was transported to MUSC, where he was pronounced dead early Tuesday morning.

Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon says the suspect in Monday's standoff fired shots through his apartment door, fatally wounding Deputy Joseph Matuskovic and injuring Deputy Michael Ackerman. The suspect, Michael Oswald, was found dead inside the apartment as a result of return fire from deputies, officials say.

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