Three Sheriff's Deputies Honored With Awards
The Sheriff’s Office is proud to announce that Lt. Ryan McLemore, Sgt. Brandon Rollins, and Investigator Tony Bowers have received The South Carolina Sheriff’s Association “Life Saving Award” and the American Legion “Bravery” Award. Both of these awards come after their brave and selfless action on November 17, 2011, when they stepped into protect a local restaurant employee that was held at gun point by an armed thief. Acting without regard to personal safety, these officers rushed in to secure the safety of the patrons and employees and were openly fired upon by the suspect. Sgt. Rollins was wounded by the suspect during the exchange of gunfire.