Death scene reenactment for students in the community

COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) -- The Richland County Coroners Department organized a death scene reenactment Saturday for students in the community.

This is the second death scene reenatctment the department has organized this year.

The reenactment involves many different department participation, and usually takes a month to plan.

Richland County Sheriffs Department, Richland County EMS, and the Columbia-Richland Fire Department all assisted in Saturday's reenactment.

Deputy Coroner Zemulus Dozier was available to students who had questions about what they were seeing, he said they try to make the scene as realistic as possible for students who are interested in this type of future career move.

"It's a job you have to be real serious about, you have to be focused on, but what I like to do is bring them to the reality of what's going on, what transpires on scene," said Dozier.

One of the students who came to the reenactment was Demetrius Barr, a 17 year old Blythewood high school junior.

He is interested in a career in law enforcement because his mom was a police officer.

Barr said that Saturday's scene helped give him the confidence that he has what it takes to do the job.

The Richland County Coroners Department is planning to have another reenactment sometime in April, which will be open to students and members of the community.

If you are interested please contact Dozier by email at