More than 200 police officers from Greenville County gathered this morning at Tommy’s Ham House for a free breakfast, gift bags and prizes, as they were honored at a Law Enforcement Appreciation Day breakfast. The event was the culmination of Law Enforcement Appreciation week, where local residents, businesses and community leaders came together to show their appreciation for our police officers.
This is the third year that this effort has been led by Greenville business icon Seabrook Marchant, president of the Marchant Company, one of the Upstate’s premier real estate companies. Supporting and honoring members of the law enforcement and military communities has been a passion for Mr. Marchant, former chairman of the Civil Service Commission.
Mr. Marchant was the master of ceremonies at this morning’s breakfast, where he recognized honorees that included Greenville County Sheriff Will Lewis, Fountain Inn police chief Keith Morton, Mauldin police chief Brian Turner, Ken Miller, Police Chief for the City of Greenville, as well as Captain D. E. Dickerson, SCHP District Commander.
Tim Brett, publisher of the Community Edge, recognized all the major sponsors and other special guests, including Billy Wilkins, former 13th Judicial Circuit Solicitor/Federal Judge, and Kam Turner, senior staffer representing United States Congressman Trey Gowdy.