Lexington Police Department Patrol Division

Officers of the Lexington Police Department Patrol Division assisted the Lexington County Fire Service with traffic direction Saturday afternoon as the vehicle carrying Fire Engineer Paul Quattlebaum was escorted through the Town of Lexington, on his return to his home town of Batesburg-Leesville.

Quattlebaum was fatally struck by a semi-truck while responding to a motor-vehicle collision Friday afternoon.

The accident happened as Quattlebaum’s unit was dispatched to a medical call. While en route, Quattlebaum and his partner came upon a motor-vehicle collision near the 5200 block of Fairview Road and stopped to check on those involved. While performing his duty, Quattlebaum was hit and killed.

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