Sumter honors fallen officers at annual National Police Week Prayer Breakfast

Posted 5/15/19

The National Police Week Prayer Breakfast was held Tuesday at Church of the Holy Comforter. The yearly event honors officers who died in the line of duty. Members of the community shared prayers, and …

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Sumter honors fallen officers at annual National Police Week Prayer Breakfast

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The National Police Week Prayer Breakfast was held Tuesday at Church of the Holy Comforter. The yearly event honors officers who died in the line of duty. Members of the community shared prayers, and Richland County Sheriff's Department Sheriff Leon Lott spoke to the crowd before the reading of The Final Inspection, a poem written by Sumter County Chief Deputy Hampton Gardner that honors fallen officers, according to Sumter County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Adrienne Sarvis. Three Sumter County deputies have died in the line of duty, and eight total have died while serving the sheriff's office, police department and highway patrol.