police award


The Sumter Crime Prevention/Community Relations Unit was recognized as the 2013 American Legion, Post 15, Police Officers of the Year. Although it is somewhat unorthodox to nominate a unit rather than a individual, the cohesion of this team is precisely what lends itself to recognition. Two police officers, Lieutenant Don Florence and Corporal James Sinkler and one public safety officer, Senior Corporal Joey Duggan have devoted their entire public safety careers to Sumter area law enforcement. Over the past three years, this unit has collectively established over 30 Neighborhood Watch groups in the city. They work tirelessly to sustain each effort, often attending meetings at night and volunteering at weekend community events. Their dedication to building a safer community is unparalleled.