Services taking place for fallen York Co. detective

Ruben Hill
January 23, 2018

Interment will follow in Forest Hills Cemetery, reports the Observer's news partner WBTV.

A large crowd could be seen exiting the church following Doty's funeral service at Calvary.

Dozens of police officers, firefighters and other community members gathered in York County on Thursday as the body of fallen Detective Mike Doty was escorted back to SC from Charlotte.

The Doty family says that in his death, the community has rallied around law enforcement in love and support.

"Men and women, white, black, brown and red and everything in between, old and young", said York Mayor Edward Lee of those who attended Doty's vigil Sunday.

The procession left the church at around 1:15 p.m. for Doty's burial.

Tolson drove Doty's vehicle - his fourth one. Mike Doty was passionate about helping drug addicts, and started the department's program in which deputies are equipped with drugs that can be used to revive people who have overdosed on opioids.

The procession will travel south on Rea Road to the I-485 Interchange. The procession then transitioned onto the I-485 Inner loop heading west and then to Interstate 77 southbound to SC. Rea Road, I-485 Inner loop, and I-77 southbound will experience road closures during this time and are expected to have a moderate impact on travel in the south Charlotte area.

"That's what Mike tried to do", Bob Doty said. The wounded included K-9 handler Sgt.

McCall is being charged in the shooting.

McCall, 47, was also shot. His condition hasn't been released. The attendees pinned blue ribbons to their shirts as a symbol of support for Doty and the other three recovering officers.

Doty, who died Wednesday, was returned to South Carolina Thursday in a procession of hundreds of police and first repsonders. His twin brother, Chris, is also a York County deputy.

Law enforcement officers from the Carolinas and other states filled row after row of pews at Charlotte's Calvary Church on Monday, as they paid tribute to York County Sheriff's Deputy Mike Doty. He was also a member of the YCSO SWAT Entry Team, as well as an Associate Advisor for the York County Explorer Post 1786. His body was brought back home Friday in a separate procession.

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