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Hero Down: Charleston County Detention Deputy LeRhonda Bomar Dies In Crash On Way Home From Work

Charleston, SC – Charleston County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Detention Deputy LeRhonda Bomar died in an off-duty crash on June 14, according to her department.

The fatal collision occurred in the 8200-block of Rivers Avenue at approximately 6:49 p.m., Charleston Coroner Bobbi Jo O’Neal told WCSC.

The 30-year-old detention deputy had just finished up her shift at the Charleston County Juvenile Detention Center shortly before the wreck occurred, according to WCIV.

Detention Deputy Bomar was driving her personal vehicle at the time of the two-vehicle crash, WCSC reported.

Charleston Police Department (CPD) Spokesperson Harve Jacobs said the driver of the second vehicle was transported to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, WCSC reported.

Detention Deputy Bomar succumbed to her injuries at the scene, the CCSO said in a press release on June 15.

Details regarding the circumstances of the fatal collision have not been released.

The North Charleston Police Department is handling the ongoing investigation.

“The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office is saddened to report the death of Detention Deputy LeRhonda Bomar,” the department said in the press release. “Our hearts are heavy today. We extend our condolences to her family, and we will support them in any way possible.”

Detention Deputy Bomar served with the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice prior to joining the CCSO in April.

She was described as a shining diamond in a memorial tribute included on her obituary page.

“Thank you for your kind words, inspiration, and Real advice. Mostly for being a friend,” the message read. “You will be missed and always loved.”

Another person noted that Detention Deputy Bomar was a person who always strove to be her “true self.”

“My prayers and deepest condolences are with your entire family and loved ones,” the post read.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Detention Deputy LeRhonda Bomar, both blood and blue. Thank you for your service.

Rest easy, hero. We’ll hold the line from here.

Written by
Holly Matkin

Holly is a former probation and parole officer who is married to a sheriff’s deputy. She is a regular contributor to Signature Montana magazine, and has written feature articles for Distinctly Montana magazine.

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Written by Holly Matkin


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