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Colleagues mourn Charleston County deputy

Dep. Jared Murphy (Source: Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office) Dep. Jared Murphy (Source: Charleston Co. Sheriff's Office)
CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) -

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office is mourning the loss of one of its deputies.

Deputy Sheriff Jared Murphy, 34, passed away Friday night at MUSC, according to Charleston County Sheriff's Maj. Eric Watson.

Murphy died after experiencing a medical event while on duty, he said. 

Deputies say Murphy was surrounded by family and friends at the time of his passing.

"Our prayers are with Dep. Murphy's family and friends," Watson said in a statement.

Murphy was employed by the Charleston County Sheriff's Office for five years.

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