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Horry County Deputy Tim Causey honored at national ceremony for fallen police officers

It was an emotional day in Washington, D.C. Thursday where an Horry County deputy was added to a national memorial, said Horry County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Jeff Benton.

Deputy Tim Causey’s name is now etched into the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Wall which is on E Street in Washington, D.C.

Causey died May 16, 2013, after being hospitalized since March of that year following a three-night security assignment in the Windsor Green community after a fire destroyed 26 condominiums.

Causey was a 25-year law enforcement veteran and had worked for about two years for the Horry County Sheriff’s Office in the warrant division before his death. Prior to that Causey had worked for the Horry County Police Department and the Mullins Police Department.

Also this month, Causey was one of three officers recognized during a ceremony in Columbia.

After working three nights guarding the property at Windsor Green where more than 100 families lost their homes in the fire, Causey was hospitalized at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence for smoke inhalation and acute respiratory failure. He was later transferred to the Medical University of South Carolina.

Doctors at MUSC diagnosed him with the H1N1 virus, a strain of the influenza virus often called swine flu, and put him in a medically induced coma. Causey never woke up.

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