DACUSVILLE — Two Dacusville volunteer firefighters were presented with a plaque for Valor Above and Beyond the Call of Duty on Aug 19 at the Dacusville Fire Department for their part in the rescue of Pickens County Deputy Thomas Camp.
Mitch Hardin and Nathan Burgess, who both joined the Dacusville Fire Department in 2004, were first on the scene last Friday following a 911 call from a passerby. They pulled Camp from the wreck and stabilized him as he was transported to Greenville Memorial Hospital.
Camp was admitted with serious but non-life threatening injuries. Chief Deputy Creed W. Hashe of the Pickens County Sheriff’s Office said Camp was still hospitalized but had no further information as to when he would be released.
Initial reports indicated Camp was responding to a call concerning a large animal in the roadway when he lost control of his patrol car on Edinburgh Lane in the Easley community, veered off the road and struck a tree.
The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office thinks a deer ran in front of the patrol car, causing Camp to lose control. The accident, which occurred around 4:25 a.m., is being investigated by the S.C. Highway Patrol.