Horry County dedicates road for fallen officer Monday

Road dedicated to fallen officer
Source: WMBF Photographer Ian Dorety
Source: WMBF Photographer Ian Dorety

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) – The first Horry County Police officer who died in the line of duty was honored Monday in a ceremony dedicating a road in his name.

The intersection juncture of South Carolina Highways 9 and 410 in Horry County was named for Horry County Police Lieutenant John Ronald Floyd, who was killed in a motor vehicle accident on June 25, 1986, when responding to a late night prowler call.

The 10 a.m. dedication and unveiling ceremony took place on Highway 410 north of Highway 9 in the Green Sea section of Horry County.

John Floyd Jr., the sun of the fallen officer, spoke about how honored he was to be named after his father, and how he was inspired to follow his father's legacy in law enforcement. Floyd Jr. is a Lance Corporal for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

Below is the full news release from the Horry County Police Department: 

Road Dedication for Fallen Officer to Take Place

Horry County, South Carolina (October 11, 2013///10:25am)

A road dedication and sign unveiling will take place early next week dedicated in honor of the first Horry County Police Officer who died in the line of duty.

Horry County Police Lieutenant John Ronald Floyd was killed in a motor vehicle accident on June 25, 1986 while responding to a late night prowler call in the Green Sea section of Horry County.  In May of 2013, a resolution was passed in the South Carolina House of Representatives naming the intersection juncture of South Carolina Highways 9 and 410 in Horry County the "Lieutenant John Ronald Floyd Intersection."

On Monday, October 14, 2013 at 10:00am, a dedication ceremony and sign unveiling will take place on Highway 410 just north of Highway 9 in the Green Sea section of Horry County.  Family members, co-workers, Horry County Sheriff Philip Thompson and Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes will speak at the dedication.  This event is open to the public and all are encouraged to come as we remember this courageous Officer.