2017-10-13 / Events

S.C. Fraternal Order of the Police to hold ceremony at State House to honor fallen officers

Contributed by South Carolina’s Fraternal Order of the Police

South Carolina’s Fraternal Order of the Police is dedicated to the advancement and protection of law enforcement officers, the promotion of officer benefits, and the fostering of enforcement of law and order.

The Fraternal Order of Police is the world’s largest organization of sworn law enforcement officers, with more than 333,000 members in more than 2,100 lodges.

It is the voice of those who dedicate their lives to protecting and serving our communities. It is committed to improving the working conditions of law enforcement officers and the safety of those served through education, legislation, information, community involvement, and employee representation.

No one knows the dangers and the difficulties faced by today’s police officers better than another officer, and no one knows police officers better than the FOP.

Many South Carolinians are not aware there is a Law Enforcement Monument on the State House grounds near the Assembly Street side.

The monument was dedicated in February 2005, and each year since there has been a service to celebrate and honor the lives of fallen officers across the state.

The state chapter of C.O.P.S. Concerns of Police Survivors asked for the time of year for this Memorial Service to be changed from May during National Police Week due to the amount of traveling they do in across the state and to Washington D.C.

This year’s fall event is scheduled for Friday November 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the monument where the lives of five fallen officers will be celebrated from the latest to a documented record from 1891.

This year’s special guest speaker is SC House of representatives Tommy Pope from the 47th District of SC.

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