'We’re all one big family’: City employee sketches portrait of fallen Myrtle Beach officer

'We’re all one big family’: City employee sketches portrait of fallen Myrtle Beach officer
A Myrtle Beach city employee presented the chief of police a sketch he did of fallen officer Jacob Hancher.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – Myrtle Beach Police Chief Amy Prock received a special gift on behalf of the city’s Solid Waste Division.

Equipment operator Quentin Russell presented Prock his sketch of Ofc. Jacob Hancher, who was killed in the line of duty earlier this month while responding to a domestic call.

Prock received the gift Wednesday at the Myrtle Beach Train Depot.

She said the sketch will be displayed at the Myrtle Beach police annex facility.

Russell said he spent five days putting the piece together.

“After I got off work, I would put in maybe an hour, and then I would go to the gym and then came back and shower and stuff like that and hop back on it late at night, and I would stay on it from from 8 o clock that night up until maybe 11:30, 12 o clock," he said.

Russell wanted to use his talent he’s had since he was a child to honor Hancher.

“The way I look at it, we’re all one big family, and you’ve just got to stick up for one another,” Russell said.

He said he was happy to see Prock’s reaction to the drawing.

“I just wanted to make her feel as though she’s loved and the rest of the department," Russell said.

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