Fallen deputy's parents set up memorial fund

Fallen deputy's parents set up memorial fund

CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The parents of Charleston County Deputy Joe Matuskovic have set up a memorial fund to help support his family.

Anyone wanting to donate money to the fund can do so at South Carolina Federal Credit Union, account number 1356291-00, according to Charlestion Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson.

A credit union representative says anyone wishing to donate can mention the account and tellers will be able to find the account easily.

Matuskovic died in the line of duty on Monday while investigating a report of a disturbance at a West Ashley apartment complex.

He and one of the other deputies were wounded by a man neighbors had complained was intoxicated and had been banging on doors and vehicles.

Matuskovic was hired by the sheriff's office in 2011. Prior to that, from 1997 to 2011, he worked with the Charleston Police Department, according to Asst. Sheriff Mitch Lucas.

Funeral services for Matuskovic are planned for Monday at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, located at 5 Saint Teresa Drive on Savannah Highway, beginning at 10 a.m.

For additional information about the memorial fund, call South Carolina Federal Credit Union at (843) 569-4708.

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