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FOP Honors Officers During Ceremony

2018-03-26T10:48:54+00:00March 26th, 2018|FOP Events, From the President, Local Police News|Comments Off on FOP Honors Officers During Ceremony

On Saturday, the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3 recognized over 30 law enforcement officers and other individuals for their achievements at the annual Law Enforcement Awards Banquet at the Felix C. Davis Community Center at Park Circle in North Charleston.  The event was made possible by the generosity of Thurmond, Kirchner and Timbes, P.A Attorneys at Law.

United States Senator Tim Scott was the keynote speaker and delivered a powerful message of thanks and gratitude for law enforcement officers.

More photographs can be found on our FaceBook page.

The lodge recognized the following individuals for their outstanding performance and dedication to the law enforcement profession:

 Award of Appreciation

North Charleston Police Department Lieutenant Tammy Sad receives the Award of Appreciation

North Charleston Police Department Lieutenant Tammy Sad receives the Award of Appreciation

This will be issued to a person or company who demonstrates exceptional actions which benefit the Good of the Order

  • Lieutenant Tammy Sad, North Charleston Police Department
  • PFC Kyle Jamison, North Charleston Police Department
  • Deputy Chief K. Coyle Kinard, North Charleston Police Department
  • Officer Ryan C. Heid, Charleston County Aviation Authority Police Department
  • Sergeant Dana Herron, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office
  • Trooper Stefany J. Lutes, South Carolina Highway Patrol
  • Liquid Box Trucking Company
  • Michael Saboe, Culinary Institute of Charleston
  • Herb Waters, Culinary Institute of Charleston
  • Belinda Swindler, City of North Charleston
  • Faith Crane, City of North Charleston
  • Wanda Hiers, City of North Charleston

Award of Merit

This will be awarded to a Law Enforcement Officer whose actions are above and beyond the call of duty which results in the life saving of a life, a major case arrest or a major contraband seizure.

Charleston City Police Department

  • Police Officer Andrew Gallo

 

Charleston County Deputy Steven Hiott Meade receiving the Award of Merit

Charleston County Deputy Steven Hiott Meade receiving the Award of Merit

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

 

  • Deputy Steven Meade
  • Master Deputy Bobby Green

North Charleston Police Department

  • Patrolman Nicholas Bodiford
  • Patrolman Parker Busch
  • Sergeant Darin Cobb
  • Patrolman Katelyn Jackson
  • Patrolman James Parker
  • Patrolman Kyle Radford
  • Patrolman Rodrik Rodriguez

Mount Pleasant Police Department

  • PFC Fermin Cardenas
  • FTO Lashay Jones
  • PFC Darren Raley

Award of Valor

Presented to a law enforcement officer that voluntarily risks his/her own life to an extraordinary degree in saving or attempting to save the life of another person

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office

  • Deputy Austin Rissanen
North Charleston Police Department PFC Wayne Pavlischek, Sergeant Jason Gamba, Charleston County Sheriff's Office Deputy Austin Rissanen and US Marshal Service Deputy Marshall Russell Coleman receive the Award of Valor

North Charleston Police Department PFC Wayne Pavlischek, Sergeant Jason Gamba, Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Austin Rissanen and US Marshal Service Deputy Marshall Russell Coleman receive the Award of Valor

North Charleston Police Department

  • PFC Wayne Pavlischek
  • Sergeant  Jason Gamba
  • PFC Scott Thomes
  • Lieutenant Richard Keys

United States Marshal Service

  • Deputy Marshal Russell Coleman

 

 

Legislator of the Year

Senator Sean Bennett receives the Legislator of the Year Award

Senator Sean Bennett receives the Legislator of the Year Award

The Legislator of the Year award honors and acknowledges a local political leader for their dedication and service to the betterment of the Law Enforcement

Profession.

Senator Sean M. Bennett

 

Tri-County Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

This is presented to a well-rounded law enforcement officer who has exceeded the duty requirements expected of his or her position and has demonstrated a distinct pattern of community service with professional achievement. This award takes into account heroic acts and bravery

Lieutenant Richard Keys, North Charleston Police Department

 

North Charleston Police Department Lieutenant Richard Keys receiving the Award of Valor

North Charleston Police Department Lieutenant Richard Keys receiving the Award of Valor

 

Tri-County FOP Lodge#3 Member of the Year

The recipient of this award will be an active member who in the last calendar year consistently demonstrated a tireless effort to promote and support the Fraternal Order of Police. This member is active in lodge activities, functions, and meetings.

Edward G. Semlitsch

Charleston County Sheriff's Office Sergeant Edward Semlitsch receiving the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3 Member of the Year Award

Charleston County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant Edward Semlitsch receiving the Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3 Member of the Year Award

 

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