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Chief Alonzo Thompson, Spartanburg Police Dept.

 






South Carolina Department of Public Safety


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 2, 2018
Contact: Lt. Kelley Hughes, 803-530-1664

 

SC LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HALL OF FAME
INDUCTS SEVEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AT MAY 2 CEREMONY

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony today for four South Carolina law enforcement officers killed in the line-of-duty last year. All of the officers honored this year lost their lives serving in 2017.

 

The Hall of Fame is part of the SC Department of Public Safety and was established by a legislative act in 1974. By that act, its purpose was defined “as a memorial to law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty and in recognition of the selfless dedication of all law enforcement officers in the day-to-day performance of their duties.”

 

“Our hearts go out to the families whose loved ones were honored at today’s induction ceremony,” said SCDPS Director Leroy Smith.  “This occasion ensures that these four officers, who tragically lost their lives in the line-of-duty, will be forever remembered and honored for their service and sacrifice to the State of South Carolina.”

 

There are now 375 officers who hold a place of honor in the Hall of Fame Memorial Room.

 

This year, the following officers were inducted:

 

 

Jacobs
Master Police Officer Jason G. Harris
Spartanburg Police Department
End of Watch: April 13, 2017
Devin
Master Deputy Devin P. Hodges
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office
End of Watch: June 1, 2017
Daniels
Trooper Daniel K. Rebman Jr.
South Carolina Highway Patrol
End of Watch: October 24, 2017
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Corporal James “Eric” Chapman
Johnston Police Department
End of Watch: December 8, 2017

 

The Hall of Fame is located at 5400 Broad River Road and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. It is free to the public and group tours are welcome by prior arrangement.  http://www.scdps.gov/hof/


The South Carolina Department of Public Safety includes the Highway Patrol, State Transport Police, Bureau of Protective Services, Office of Highway Safety and Justice Programs, Immigration Enforcement Unit and the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame. Our mission is to ensure public safety by protecting and serving the people of South Carolina and its visitors. www.scdps.gov
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