COLUMBIA (WACH) ?? Richland County Sheriff??s deputies are remembering one of their own.
Deputy Mark Ryan passed away Monday, following a long battle with lung cancer.
Last year, the community stepped up to help Ryan, by giving his house a makeover.
Deputy Ryan was a single dad who raised three daughters.
Ryan continued to work up until the very end of his life, says Sheriff Leon Lott.
A full ceremonial law enforcement funeral will be held on Thursday morning at 11am at Greenlawn Funeral Home.