Drew Barr Cayce
Cayce Public Safety Foundation and Cayce Police Department Create Memorial T-Shirts in Remembrance of Drew Barr
The Cayce Police Department and Cayce Public Safety Foundation have teamed up to create a memorial t-shirt in honor of Cpl. Roy “Drew” Barr. Proceeds from the sales of these shirts will help the department and officers in need of financial assistance. Pre-orders are currently being taken for the t-shirts.
The Cayce Police Department and several other local officials met Thursday to discuss Drew Barr’s death. The chief of the department, Chris Cowan, met with several city and county officials, including Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and Columbia Police Chief Skip Holbrook. The discussion centered around Barr’s death and the investigation of his death.
The Cayce Police Department released a statement following the incident. Police Chief Chris Cowan explained that Officer Barr was responding to a domestic disturbance when he was killed. The suspect, Austin Henderson, had a gun and opened fire on the officers. Despite the officers’ best efforts, the suspect was killed.
Barr was a six-year veteran of the Cayce Police Department. He had worked as a patrol officer, a traffic safety officer, and a K-9 officer. He was a lover of his canine partner, Molly. He also served as a volunteer firefighter, and was an EMT with Lexington County EMS from 2013 to 2016.
The Cayce Police Department provided the Chronicle with incident reports. On April 24, Officer Drew Barr was shot and killed while responding to a domestic disturbance. He was 27 years old at the time of the shooting. He was shot twice and killed by suspect Austin Leigh Henderson. The police incident report is heavily redacted, so the identities of the parties involved are not clear.
Aside from being a police officer, Drew Barr also served as a volunteer firefighter. He was a captain with the Monetta Volunteer Fire Department and a certified emergency medical technician. He was a committed professional, and the Cayce Police Department wants to remember his accomplishments.
The Cayce Police Department recently restructured their organization. As a result, a K-9 officer was created, with an assigned officer. Barr will be a K-9 officer in October 2020. The Cayce Police Department is a small city located on the Congaree River. It has more than fourteen thousand people, and the Cayce Police Department works with the community to promote community commitment and individual responsibility.