South Carolina Rep. John McCravy honored three of the Greenwood area's longest-serving members of the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
Each officer was presented with a certificate of commendation from the S.C. House of Representatives, thanking them for their vital role in the community. The following officers currently serve in the Insurance Unit after retiring from other divisions of SCDPS.
- Officer James M. Simmons was commended for over 30 years of law enforcement service.
- Officer Robert E. Fox was commended for over 25 years of law enforcement service.
- Officer James "Jimmy" Jones was commended for over 20 years of law enforcement service. (A fellow officer stood in for Officer Jones, who was unable to be present.)
S.C. Highway Patrol Lt. Christopher R. May was also present. He was commended for 21 years with the Highway Patrol.
McCravy congratulated each officer on a long and noble career and thanked them on behalf of the state of South Carolina. “One of the best parts of my job is honoring outstanding citizens of the community.” McCravy said. “When I think of outstanding people, I think of you, the first responders.”