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Posted on: August 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Details on Chief Clancy’s funeral services

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BEAUFORT, S.C. (Aug. 5, 2020) – A public service to honor Beaufort Police Chief Matthew Clancy, who passed away on July 29, will be held at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park at 8:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 7. The service will be held on the stage at the park and is expected to conclude at 9:40 a.m. The public is asked to arrive no later than 8:25 a.m. for the service.

The Marina parking lot will be closed to the public during this time. Free parking will be available throughout the City, including at the Port Republic Square parking lot at Charles and Craven streets, 500 Carteret Street, and the First Presbyterian Church at North and Newcastle streets. The public can bring lawn chairs, and is asked to wear masks and maintain social distancing.

Representatives from law enforcement agencies and fire/EMS departments from Savannah to Charleston are expected to attend.

The service will be livestreamed on the City of Beaufort’s Facebook page, It will also be shown on the Beaufort County Channel (

Traffic on Bay, Carteret and Boundary streets will be disrupted from 9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. as the funeral entourage proceeds to Beaufort National Cemetery, where Chief Clancy will be interred in a private ceremony beginning at 10 a.m.

 Members of the public can also pay their respects at visitation, which will be held from 2-4 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at Anderson Funeral Home, 611 Robert Smalls Parkway. Fifteen guests at a time will be allowed into the building.

Chief Clancy was promoted to Beaufort police chief in 2009. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1986, when he graduated from The Citadel as a commissioned officer, to 1993.

The family has established the Chief Matthew Clancy Criminal Justice Leadership Scholarship at the Technical College of the Lowcountry, and has asked donations to made to the scholarship fund in lieu of flowers.

Checks can be made payable to the TCL Foundation, PO Box 2614, Beaufort, SC 29901. Please enter: Chief Matthew Clancy Criminal Justice Leadership Scholarship Fund in the memo.

Donations can be made online at For more information about the scholarship please contact Mary Lee Carns at 843-470-5962 or email her

Note: City offices will be closed until 1 p.m. Friday to allow staffers to attend funeral services.


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