York Co. Sheriff’s detective who died after father-daughter dance laid to rest


Det. Tim Buchanan (York County Sheriff's Office)

YORK, SC (WJZY) — A  South Carolina master deputy, who died of a heart attack shortly after the father-daughter dance at his daughter’s wedding, was laid to rest over the weekend.

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“LISTEN: At the memorial service Sunday for Detective Tim Buchanan, the York County Sheriff’s Office broadcast his last call…” York County Sheriff’s Office in South Carolina posted on Facebook. “Rest in peace 606. #YoCoSheriff.”

Listen to the call.

Buchanan, 54, died unexpectedly last week while attending his daughter’s wedding in Costa Rica.

According to friends and family, Buchanan suffered a heart-attack after the father-daughter dance. He was laid to rest in a private funeral service on Sunday, September 11. 

a 19-year veteran of the York County Sheriff’s Office, Buchanan began his career as a deputy before becoming a forensics investigator and then detective in the computer crimes division.

“His talents will be sorely missed,” said Sheriff Bruce Bryant. “Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family in this difficult time.”

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Buchanan’s family. Click here to donate or follow the link: https://www.gofundme.com/jenibuchanan


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