An Horry County Deputy Sheriff has lost is his life following complications after suffering smoke inhalation injuries on the day of the Windsor Green condo fire in mid-March. The Sheriff's Office announced the death of Deputy Tim Causey Sunday morning.
On the HCSO's Facebook page, the agency reported, “It is with deep regret that we have to report that our friend and coworker, Deputy Sheriff Tim Causey, passed away this morning as has gone to be with the Lord.”
The message goes on to say that Deputy Causey “passed away around 9am at the Medical University of South Carolina.”
When News13 spoke with Causey's wife at a fundraiser in late April, Donna Causey described the lawman with these words, “Just a loving, giving person, would do anything for anybody, very sweet and kind person.”
The HCSO post also said, “Please pray for peace, strength and understanding for the Causey family. We will pass along the arrangements as soon as we get them.”
CLICK HERE for a link to our story about the April fundraiser for Deputy Causey.
For more information on the Windsor Green fire, CLICK HERE for a link to a special section on WBTW.com.
Sunday afternoon, the Horry County Police Department added its condolences with a post to it official Facebook page:
The Horry County Police Department family mourns with our brothers and sisters at the Horry County Sheriffs Office at the death of Deputy Tim Causey. Rest in Peace Tim, your watch is over. Please pray for his family as well as his law enforcement family during this time.
Shortly thereafter, Horry County Fire/Rescue added its condolences in a statement sent to local media, including News13:
Horry County Fire Rescue is deeply saddened by the news of the loss of Horry County Sheriff's Deputy, Tim Causey.
It was apparent during the Windsor Green Fires that Deputy Causey had not only a passion for the betterment of the community he served, but for those he worked along side of as well.
Deputy Causey will be deeply missed, but will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his immediate family, as well as his brothers and sisters in service.