FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) - Sheriff Kenny Boone at the Florence County Sheriff's Office recognized several agency staff members for outstanding performance, within their field, this year.
Dominic Owens, Internet Technology Systems Administrator, was recognized as the Civilian of the Year. Owens is responsible for maintaining internet and electronic systems within the agency.
Amy Weber, a Release Officer with the Florence County Detention Center was named FCDC Officer of the Year. Weber has been with FCDC since 2001 and was recognized for her diligence and work ethic.
Tracey Black, a Booking Corporal with the Florence County Detention Center was named FCDC Supervisor of the Year. She was recognized for her strong organizational skills and strong leadership.
Deputy Vince Joyner was named FCSO School Resource Officer of the Year. He currently serves as SRO at Sneed Middle School. Recognized for his dedication and professionalism, Joyner has not missed a day at work in 5 years.
FCSO Reserve Deputy of the Year was awarded to Reserve Deputy Dr. Robert W. Moore. Moore is also a member of the FCSO SWAT Team where he serves as team physician.
Investigator Tyrone Porter was named FCSO Investigator of the Year. In February 2013, Porter was promoted to the Investigations Division and quickly became involved in several major cases which removed a number of violent criminals from the street.
FCSO Supervisor of the Year was awarded to Lieutenant Robert Hooks. Hooks began his career with FCSO in the Detention Center in 1993. Hooks worked his way up to Training Sergeant before transitioning over to the Criminal Enforcement Unit (CEU), where he had a successful career in narcotics and interstate drug interdiction. He was promoted to Patrol Shift Sergeant in 2004 and Shift Lieutenant in 2005.
Deputy Austin Meggs was named FCSO Patrol Deputy of the Year. Meggs is known by his supervisors and fellow deputies to possess the qualities of respect, loyalty and integrity necessary for law enforcement officers with this agency.
"Each year it gives me great pleasure to recognize the efforts of our employees who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty," Sheriff Kenney Boone stated. "It takes a special person to be in law enforcement these days, and I am proud to say that we have many here who give their all every day for the citizens of Florence County. These we recognize here however, are the best of the best."