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Greenville Chief of Police Ken Miller places the plaque honoring Officer Allen Jacobs on the rotunda wall at the SC Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame.  

 

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Orangeburg DPS Chief Mike Adams placed the plaques on the rotunda wall honoring Officer Christian James D. Wolfe and Sgt. Howard H. Franklin.  

 






South Carolina Department of Public Safety


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 3, 2017
Contact: Lt. Kelley Hughes, 803-530-1664

 

SC LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS HALL OF FAME
INDUCTS SEVEN LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS AT MAY 3 CEREMONY

COLUMBIA – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers Hall of Fame held an induction ceremony today for seven South Carolina law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty. One of those officers died in 2016. The HOF also inducted six officers from years past. These officers were found to be line-of-duty deaths through research in the past year.

 

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.”

 

Induction into the Hall of Fame Memorial Room is a humble gesture by the people of South Carolina to recognize and remember the bravery of our fallen officers,” said SCDPS Director Leroy Smith during the ceremony. “Your officers will always be remembered and revered for the heroes that they were -- not only in this room, but in the hearts and souls of the entire law enforcement family.”

 

There are now 371 officers who hold a place of honor in the Hall of Fame Memorial Room.

 
This year, the following officers were inducted:

 

Jacobs Officer Allen L. Jacobs,
Greenville Police Dept.,
End of Watch: March 18, 2016
Daniels Magistrate’s Constable Robert Hasell,
Berkeley County Magistrate’s Office
End of Watch:  February 10, 1893
Daniels Officer Christian James D. Wolfe,
Orangeburg Police Dept.
End of Watch: September 21, 1897
franklin Sgt. Howard H. Franklin
Orangeburg Police Dept.
End of Watch: March 9, 1917
woodard Deputy Clarence L. Woodard,
Berkeley County Sheriff’s Office
February 5, 1936
Mckenney Rural Policeman Walker W. McKinney
Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office
January 8, 1944
remember Chief Elisha A. Wilson
Eastover Police Department
August 30, 1945

 

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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