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Wednesday, September 05, 2018

Connecticut police officer killed in South Carolina trying to break up fight

An off-duty Connecticut police officer died Sunday after he was reportedly assaulted in a popular South Carolina bar.

Sgt. Matthew Mainieri, 41, a decorated 20-year member of the South Windsor Police Department, died Sunday afternoon after he tried to break up a fight at Uncle Tito’s in Murrells Inlet, Fox 61 Connecticut reports.

He suffered head injuries during the altercation and was pronounced dead Sunday afternoon, the station reported.

“It is with profound sadness that the members of the South Windsor Police Department mourn the death of Sergeant Matthew Mainieri,” South Windsor Deputy Police Chief Scott Custer said.

Kelton Jess Todd, 21, of Aynor, S.C., was charged with assaulting Mainieri by deputies with the Georgetown County Sheriff’s Office.

More serious charges are pending, the sheriff’s office said.



Anonymous said...

Charges dropped. Self defense. Cop assaults someone gets beat down.

Anonymous said...

An out of towner getting involved in a local bar fight, stupid that what that was.