It is with unimaginable sadness that Sheriff Leon Lott announces the death of Deputy Jacob Eric Salrin from a fatal vehicle collision while on duty. Deputy Salrin’s end of watch was September 29, 2023. He was 23 years old.
Deputy Salrin was hired by the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in 2022 and graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy in January of 2023. At graduation, he was awarded the SCCJA Clifford Moyer Marksmanship Award. He eagerly began serving as a patrol deputy, where he was assigned to southeast Richland County.
As the Richland County Sheriff’s Department mourns the loss of their brother, we thank the community for their support. Funeral details will be released in the coming days.
Please direct any inquires to the RCSD Public Information Office at PIO@RCSD.net (mailto:PIO@RCSD.net). Condolences may be sent to the Richland County Sheriff’s Department at 5623 Two Notch Road, Columbia, SC 29223.
South Carolina Highway Patrol will lead the investigation into the collision.
We ask for the community’s prayers as we navigate this grief together.