Local officers killed in the line of duty honored in Columbia
Thu, 08 May 2014 15:25:51 GMT —
Two local law enforcement officials, who died in 2013, are now inducted into the Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame.
Induction ceremonies were held Wednesday for 18 South Carolina law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty.
"Today is a special day in the law enforcement community because it is when we come together to honor our fallen," said SCDPS Director Leroy Smith. "Regardless of when these men served, when they died, regardless of the agency they served or the uniform they wore, they served the Great State of South Carolina and this induction ceremony represents our effort to say these men's sacrifices will never be forgotten."
The other officers who were inducted Wednesday were discovered to be line-of-duty deaths through research in the past year.
In all, 341 officers, who have given their lives in service to the people of South Carolina, are honored in the Hall of Fame Memorial Room.