HILTON HEAD ISLAND — The widow of a Beaufort County sheriff’s deputy killed 10 years ago is questioning plans for a fundraiser to benefit victims of domestic violence.
The island Packet of Hilton Head reported (http://bit.ly/x07ICO) the fundraiser Saturday is to remember the deaths of Cpl. Dyke Coursen and Lance Cpl. Dana Tate, who were shot when they responded to a domestic violence call.
But DJ Coursen says the money raised should be donated to the families of fallen officers.
Coursen says she doesn’t think there was a domestic violence incident when the officers responded, just a setup to ambush them. Coursen says the woman failed to warn the officers her boyfriend was armed and hiding in a closet.
Abdiyyah ben Alkebulanyahh was sentenced to death in 2003 and remains on death row.