Chief Oswald Honored

Posted by Seth Duncan Friday, September 9, 2016 9:20:00 PM

Chief Oswald Honored with

2016 Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence

in Law Enforcement

Town Police Chief William Wallace Oswald has been selected as the 2016 recipient of the Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. The award is presented by the Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee at the U. S. Attorney's Office in Columbia.

“Chief Oswald has served our community for more than 40 years. He has distinguished himself both in and out of uniform. It was a true honor to recommend Chief for this award,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager.

The Strom Thurmond Awards for Excellence in Law Enforcement are given annually to recognize law enforcement officers in South Carolina whose performance demonstrates the highest ideals of excellence in law enforcement. The award, which as first given in 1983, is awarded in each of four categories: (1) city officer; (2) county officer; (3) state officer; and (4) federal officer.

In a letter of support, Mayor Rita Crapps wrote, “Chief Oswald is a quiet, humble man who seeks no recognition for doing the job he loves.  His legacy will one day be his selfless service to his community and the standard of excellence he has established within his department. His caring, humility, and dedication make him the example all others in law enforcement should follow.”

Congratulations to Chief Oswald and the other three winners of this year’s award.