http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/18677391/ LINCOLNVILLE, S.C. - Dozens of officers and bloodhounds from across the state searched for a law enforcement officer Tuesday who disappeared after a nighttime traffic stop, officials said. The officerâ€™s cap, bullet casings and blood were found in a yard, and his empty cruiser was later found on fire. â€œWe will utilize every asset that we need to find this officer,â€ Capt. Mike Benton of the Charleston County Sheriffâ€™s Office told The Post and Courier of Charleston Tuesday. The officer, a state constable who works as a volunteer for the Lincolnville Police Department, had made a traffic stop about 10:30 p.m. Monday, Benton said. â€œHe cleared from the traffic stop, and about four minutes later, the sheriffâ€™s office received a call that there were shots fired in the area,â€ Benton said. â€œWe found a gun and blood.â€ A telephone message left with the sheriffâ€™s office Tuesday seeking further comment was not immediately returned. Along highways near Lincolnville, electronic signs listed a fugitive alert and described a black Chevrolet Caprice leaving the scene. The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division sent agents to help in the investigation, spokeswoman Kathryn Richardson said. Constables assist law enforcement agencies and may carry firearms. They must complete a basic training course at a state technical college before they can be appointed by the governor. The missing constableâ€™s name was not released.