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Member of USC police department dies

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(Source: The University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement & Safety/Facebook) (Source: The University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement & Safety/Facebook)
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -

The University of South Carolina Division Of Law Enforcement & Safety announced on their Facebook page Sunday one of their own died.

"The University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement & Safety mourns the passing of Lt. Vinny Bocchino," the USC police posted on their Facebook page. "This is a tremendous loss to the Division and University. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts and prayers."

University spokesperson Wes Hickman says Bocchino had a severe cardiac episode last week which eventually took his life.

Bocchino has been a police officer with the USC Division of Law Enforcement and Safety since 2008.

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