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Public Safety applauded for a job well done at annual dinner

Published on Thursday, March 21, 2013

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Officers Kara Blackwell and Chris Morris earned special recognition from Police Chief Dan Reynolds for the organization of a police softball tournament last year that raised $3,000 for families who lost officers in the line of duty. This year's tournament is April 27-28 at Century B Park.

Officers Kara Blackwell and Chris Morris earned special recognition from Police Chief Dan Reynolds for the organization of a police softball tournament last year that raised $3,000 for families who lost officers in the line of duty. This year's tournament is April 27-28 at Century B Park.



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Deputy Fire Marshall Carl Howell, right, won a women's gift basket from Belk. His peers had fun teasing him about his prize.

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Deputy Fire Marshall Carl Howell, right, won a women's gift basket from Belk. His peers had fun teasing him about his prize.



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Fire Chief Chris Harvey, left, and Fire Marshall Scott Keeley play keep away with prizes they won at the Public Safety Officer's dinner Thursday night.

Fire Chief Chris Harvey, left, and Fire Marshall Scott Keeley play keep away with prizes they won at the Public Safety Officer's dinner Thursday night.



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It's turning out to be a year to remember for Sgt. Chad Richardson. He won a weekend use of a BMW manufactured vehicle in Greer. Earlier this year he was honored as the Volunteer of the Year at the Greer Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.

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It's turning out to be a year to remember for Sgt. Chad Richardson. He won a weekend use of a BMW manufactured vehicle in Greer. Earlier this year he was honored as the Volunteer of the Year at the Greer Chamber of Commerce annual banquet.



Police, fire and first responders were given a public “thank you” Thursday night at the Public Safety Appreciation Dinner at the Cannon Centre.

It’s the second year the Greer Chamber of Commerce event brought Greer city’s finest together for a dinner to acknowledge the dangers and contribution the public safety officials play in keeping Greer safe.

Police Chief Dan Reynolds and Fire Chief Chris Harvey related this past week’s officer-involved shooting for the concern and teamwork displayed among the agencies.

“We sit among heroes tonight,” Mayor Rick Danner said. “These men and women are between good and evil.”

‘This week reminded us of the sacrifices these men and women make every day,” Reynolds said.

“Our personnel responded to the victim – everything clicked in that event,” Harvey said. “We took care of the victim in a professional manner and everybody went home safe.”

Ed Driggers, City Administrator, said when Reynolds alerted him of the shooting his first question to the police chief was, “are the officers OK?”

Officers Kara Blackwell and Chris Morris earned special recognition from Reynolds for the organization of a police softball tournament last year that raised $3,000 for families lost in the line of duty. This year’s tournament is scheduled for April 27-28 at Century B Park.

Contributions from chamber members and businesses allowed the disbursement of $1,300 in “Keep the Green in Greer” gift cards.

 

 

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