The humble horse hero is moving on.
Simpsonville Police Officer Rodney Kidd, who gained notoriety last spring for rushing into a burning barn to save a horse, has been hired as police chief of the city of Lancaster.
Simpsonville Police Commissioner Scott McDowell announced the departure to the city commission Wednesday morning during its final meeting of the year.
“Our loss is their gain,” McDowell said. “They’re getting a good guy.
“So I guess we will be advertising for a police officer.”