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2nd Quarter, 2007
Volume 2 Number 57
The SCLEOA Conference and Election Issue
Voice NEWSLETTER OF THE SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION
“The Voice Of Law Enforcement In South Carolina Since 1941”
President’s Message However, there is more to SCLEOA
than competitive events and networking.
As my year Theo Lane of Duke Energy. This
We have been working on improved
training and the funds generated by the SCLEOA’s
o n fe r e n c e
as president be- tournament not only gives participants an
golf tournament have helped us with that
gins to draw to a
close, I have been
opportunity to play at the prestigious
Columbia Country Club, but generates
goal. This year’s conference is offering
excellent training in several different C
2007!
thinking about my much needed revenue for our Line of
fields. There will be a full day devoted
involvement with Duty Death Fund and our training
to assessment and accreditation, along
SCLEOA.It start- initiatives.
with several seminars dealing with the
Leon Lott
ed when I was a
young officer.
Sheriff Frank Powell was very interested
The Spring Pistol Match brought
shooters from all over the state to
compete. This year there were over 100
events at Virginia Tech. The conference
theme, Learning from the Past
Learning from the
in the competitive events and he made
certain that the Richland County
Sheriff ’s Department had a team
shooters participating. Many of the “old
time” competitors remarked that it
reminded them of matches of the “old
Preparing for the Future, reinforces that
we can learn from both mistakes and best
practices in developing a proactive
approach for dealing with the future and
Past
competing in all the events. So my first days”, with many shooters from many
the issues that will develop. We will close
thought about SCLEOA was that is was agencies. The conference match promises
our training with an excellent seminar
all about the competition. Then I began the same participation. Thank you to
on personal financial and retirement
to realize as the years went by, that while David Okinaga for all his hard work in
planning. I hope that you will be able to
the competition was a lot of fun, the real making these events a success.
take advantage of the opportunities that
reason for the involvement with the Two other conference events that are
the conference has in store for both
Association was the networking experiencing a big increase in interest and
training and networking.
component. The competitive events gave registrations are the Power Lifting and
On a somber note, please remember
us the networking opportunity. Police Olympics events. There will be
to keep the families of our fallen officers
Unfortunately, the competitive several new and returning teams
in your thoughts and prayers. This has
events began to decline. Due to budget participating in both these events. The
already been a deadly year for South
constraints, agencies began to send fewer Committee Chairs, Billy Warren and
Carolina law enforcement and we all
people to conferences and to free
standing competitive events and the
number of participants dwindled.
Bunnie Harris, have been working all
year to generate sponsorships and
increase participation. Their efforts are
pray that there will no other names added
to the list.
Preparing
However, that has all changed. SCLEOA
has seen a huge upsurge in participation
in our competitive events and I am sure
paying off.
After a hiatus for a couple of years,
the Spring Bass Tournament returned to
As my last days as president all too
quickly arrive, I am saddened to see
them come. I have enjoyed every minute
as President. Leading the best law
for the
Future
that you will join me in congratulating SCLEOA. Sam Berkheimer chaired an
enforcement association in this State will
our competitive events chairs for their excellent event that brought sponsorship
hard work in generating a renewed
interest in our events. For the third year
from Shakespeare and Firehouse Subs.
Again, this was another opportunity to
always be one of the highlights of my
career. Thank you for this privilege and
opportunity.
July 15-18
in a row we have maxed our teams in network with law enforcement from
the annual Golf Tournament, chaired by around that state. Charleston, SC
HEAR THE VOICE... See pages 6-11
Executive Director’s Report ................................................................ 3
District News ...................................................................................... 4-5
SC Law Enforcement Officers’ Memorial ....................................... 14
Obituaries ............................................................................................ 15
for Agenda
2007 SCLEOA CONFERENCE AND TRAINING SESSION
Overview ....................................................................... 6
Benefits for you and your family .................................................16-17
Job-related Stress ............................................................................... 18
Hotel Information
Training Agenda ........................................................... 7 Spring Pistol Match Results .............................................................. 19 Registration
Competitive Events ................................................... 8-9 Bass Tournament Results .................................................................. 20
Agenda At-a-Glance ..................................................... 9 Project Safe Neighborhoods .............................................................. 21 Training Seminars
Registration ................................................................. 10
Spouses Auxiliary ....................................................... 11
SCLEOA Honor Roll Departments .................................................. 22
SCLEOA Sustaining Partners .......................................................... 23
and other
Meet Your SCLEOA Candidates .................................................12-13 SCLEOA Specialty Items .................................................................. 24 Conference Events
Chaplain’s Perspective ....................................................................... 14
SOUTH CAROLINA LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS’ ASSOCIATION
2006-07 Statewide Officers 2006-07 District Representatives 2006-07 Committee Chairs
President – Sheriff Leon L. Lott District 1 (Calhoun, Dorchester, Orangeburg) Awards & Commendations
Richland County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Michael A. Adams Dep. Chief Duane Lewis
(803) 576-3021 [email protected] Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Santee Cooper Law Enforcement
(803) 531-4654 [email protected] [email protected]
President-Elect – Chief Wendell Davis Bass Tournament
Orangeburg Department of Public Safety District 2 (Aiken, Bamberg, Barnwell) Dep. Chief Samuel Berkheimer
(803) 539-2092 [email protected] Capt. Randy L. Mosley Richland County Sheriff’s Department
North Augusta Department of Public Safety [email protected]
1st Vice-President – Lt. Billy Looper (803) 441-4274 [email protected]
Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Ben Willoughby
864-222-3956 [email protected] District 3 (Clarendon, Sumter, Lee, Williamsburg) Sheriff Dan Wideman,
Chief Randy Garrett Greenwood County Sheriff's Office
2nd Vice-President – Lt. Brett Camp Manning Police Department [email protected]
Florence County Sheriff ’s Office (803) 435-8859 [email protected] Constitution & Bylaws
843-665-2121 [email protected] Lt. Brett Camp
District 4 (Chesterfield, Dillon, Darlington, Marlboro) Florence County Sheriff's Office
3rd Vice-President – Sheriff Dan Wideman Inv. Chuck Norton [email protected]
Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office Darlington County Sheriff’s Office
864-943-8037 [email protected] (843) 398-4501 [email protected] Conference
Capt. Lester Johnson
Immediate Past President – Director Timothy M. James District 5 (Kershaw, Richland) State Law Enforcement Division
Lexington Medical Center Department of Public Safety Special Agent Dave Lawrence [email protected]
(803) 791-2111 [email protected] State Law Enforcement Division Elections
803-896-7250 [email protected] Capt. Jones Gamble
Secretary – Lt. Mike Oliver SC Highway Patrol, District 1
South Carolina Highway Patrol District 6 (Chester, Lancaster, Fairfield) [email protected]
(803) 385-3107 [email protected] Agent In Charge Lynn Oliver
SC Department Probation, Parole & Pardon Services Golf Tournaments
Sergeant-At-Arms – SAC Neal Dolan (803) 285-6906 [email protected] Special Agent Theo Lane
US Secret Service Duke Energy Systems
District 7 (Cherokee, Spartanburg) [email protected]
803-772-4015 [email protected]
Chief Bobby Welborn Legal Representation
Treasurer – Lt. Col Harry Stubblefield Greenville Technical College Maj. Steve Smith
South Carolina Highway Patrol 864-250-8150 [email protected] State Law Enforcement Division (Ret.)
803-896-4800 [email protected] [email protected]
District 8 (Abbeville, Laurens, Greenwood, Newberry)
Legislative & Retirement
Inv. Jeff Graham
Chief Charlie McNair
Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office
Staff (864) 942-8586 [email protected] Cayce Department of Public Safety
[email protected]
Alisa G. Mosley Jeanne M. Crump
Executive Director Business & Operations Manager District 9 (Berkeley, Charleston) Membership
[email protected] Sgt. Kevin Boyd Chief Bobby Welborn
[email protected]
Charleston Police Department Greenville Technical College
(843) 720-2447 [email protected] [email protected]
Bunnie Harris Brittany Gallman
Development & Special Member Services Assistant Memorial
District 10 (Anderson, Oconee)
Events Manager [email protected] Chaplain Clyde Waters
Chief David Dockins
[email protected] Columbia Police Department
Belton Police Department [email protected]
(864) 338-5167 [email protected]
Nominating
District 11 (Lexington, Saluda, Edgefield, McCormick) Director Tim James
Inv. Brett Sims Lexington Medical Center
The SCLEOA Lexington County Sheriff ’s Department timjames@lexhealth.[email protected]
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[email protected]
803-785-2493
District 12 (Florence, Marion)
Olympics & Powerlifting
Chair, Ms. Bunnie Harris
SCLEOA
[email protected]
Sheriff Kenny Boone L. Cpl. Billy Warren
Florence County Sheriff’s Office South Carolina Highway Patrol
The SCLEOA Voice is the official quarterly publication
843-665-2121 [email protected] [email protected]
of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’
Association. 7339 Broad River Road • Irmo, South Carolina Pistol Matches
District 13 (Pickens, Greenville)
29063 (803) 781-5913 • 1-800-922-0038 Lt. David Okinaga
Capt. Dave Tafaoa
Fax: (803) 781-9208 • e-mail: [email protected] Richland County Sheriff's Department
State Law Enforcement Division
website: www.scleoa.org [email protected]
803-896-7003 [email protected]
Periodical Postage Paid at Columbia, SC Scholarship
Subscription Fee: $1 per year included in membership dues District 14 (Hampton, Colleton, Jasper, Chief Jackie Swindler
of $30 per year as a membership benefit Allendale, Beaufort) Newberry Police Department
Capt. Bob Bromage [email protected]
POSTMASTER: Please send address changes to: Beaufort County Sheriff ’s Office
The SCLEOA Voice • PO Box 210709 (843) 842-4111 [email protected] Strategic Planning
ISSN-1530-2377 Lt. Billy Looper
District 15 (Horry, Georgetown) Anderson County Sheriff's Office
We encourage you to email articles Sgt. Troy Wilkinson [email protected]
or newsworthy items. Send to: [email protected] Conway Police Department Training
843-248-1790 [email protected] SAC Neal Dolan
US Secret Service
District 16 (Union, York) [email protected]
Capt. Freddie Gault
Union Department of Public Safety Director Lynda Leventis-Wells
(803) 429-1714 [email protected] Carolinas Institute for Community Policing
The SCLEOA [email protected]
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2nd Quarter, 2007
Several years ago, before coming to SCLEOA, I had the opportunity to attend a
training class on dealing with negative people. It was a day-long class that turned out
to be very humorous and full of practical information. The presenter, Phil D’Agostino,
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writes a regular email column on various topics related to communication, leadership
skills, and interpersonal skills. After attending his seminar, I signed
available to SCLEOA members
A new benefit that will give you and your family access to a wide selection of
The up for the email letter and have always looked forward to receiving
it. His last issue was particularly poignant.
If you are like me, every time you go to some
insurance products is now available to SCLEOA members. This service is called
“scleoa insurance.com”. As a member, you can now log on to our website at
Executive social gathering, you are harangued by someone
in the group that was recently stopped by a law
scleoa.org. and there you will find a link to scleoa insurance.com.
This service is being provided through a partnership with Colonial Insurance
Services in Columbia. We have worked with this company before and we are
Director’s enforcement officer, usually for speeding. They
always tell me, “There was no way that I was going
excited about what this new service can do for you and your family with regards
to access and education on all lines of insurance. If you prefer not to use scleoa
Report as fast as the officer said I was.” I have to practice
the skills that I learned in Phil’s seminar – not to
respond to a negative with a negative. It is nice to know
insurance.com, you can contact Colonial Insurance Services directly at 1-800-
676-0179 for the same information that is on the website. Just tell them you are a
member of SCLEOA and they will send you information or quotes for SCLEOA-
that there is a person in the world who values and appreciates
specific programs.
what law enforcement does for all of us.
Go to scleoa.org, click on the Insurance Services tab and take a tour of this
If you would like to subscribe to Phil’s E-Motivator you
new website service. The employees at Colonial Insurance Services will do all
can email him at [email protected]
they can to provide you with fast, courteous service and insurance products from
the best insurance companies at competitive prices.
A Special Memorial Day Note from Phil D’Agostino
Please give us your feedback on this new service.
There is a cruel yet simple truth about humans. No matter
what size, color, religion, politics, gender or region of the world in
which they live, people will never, ever co-exist without conflict.
Alisa G. Mosley There has always been and there always will be those among us
that will find or create a moment when we are vulnerable and use
that moment to steal from us, enslave us, hurt us and even kill us. Sometimes they have
some philosophical reasons that justify it to themselves, and sometimes it’s just because
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they want what they want and have no compunction in taking it any way they can. And, it
is only because so many are willing to dedicate themselves to wearing a uniform that we
maintain, tenuously at time, this veneer of civilized living. It is they, and only they, that
very really stand between us and chaos, and I remember.
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We want to believe that human beings intrinsically gravitate toward getting along
and helping each other out. But the truth is that people have a multiplicity of motivations
and those motives can be very different among various peoples of the world, and indeed
even in various corners and neighborhoods in our own cities and towns. Those who wear Clarence Andrew Mitchell
the uniform of our military protect us from those abroad that would do us harm. It is they $1000 Auxiliary Scholarship
with their selfless dedication and generosity who keep us safe at home, and I remember. Cross High School
There are those who don domestic uniforms to protect us from those among us that wait
and lurk about like spiders watching hapless flies. Our laws tell those in the shadows to
stay there and leave us alone, but they don’t all leave us alone. It is only because there
are those willing to put on that uniform and wear a badge that we can leave our families,
homes and other valued possession without worry that they will be harmed, taken or
destroyed while we are away, and I remember.
There are those that would risk their own lives to pull me out of my bedroom engulfed Chandler Freeman
in flame and smoke; that would climb into a deep pit or jump into a raging river to snatch
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my loved ones from the grips of death itself; who would pick up a bomb and carry it away
and defuse it to spare others being torn to shreds by blast and debris. It is only because
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those brave men and women are willing to risk everything that we can partake of almost
anything, and I remember.
This is not meant as an admonition for you to remember or do anything. This is
simply a way for me to say to those among you that have, in the past, dedicated yourselves
in such a way for me and my loved ones, and those who still get up every morning, if you
even sleep at all, and do again every day – that I not only remember – I thank you with a
deep respect and eternal gratitude.
Whether I agree or disagree with any placement or policy of any level of government


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