Five officers from area law enforcement agencies received awards from the Optimist Club of Rock Hill last week.
During the clubs annual Respect for Law Banquet last Wednesday, officers with the York County Sheriffs Office, Rock Hill Police Department, Winthrop University Police Department, state Highway Patrol and state Transport Police were awarded.
Each winner received donations to their law enforcement agencys respective charities.
Officer Adam Nemtuda, Rock Hill Police Department
Master Deputy Joe M. Wallace Jr., York County Sheriffs Office
Sgt. Dwayne Bunch, Winthrop University Police Department
Lance Cpl. P.W. Harrell, Highway Patrol
Senior Officer Patrick McLean, Transport Police.
York County Sheriffs Master Deputy Ray Feaster also received an award from the Clover Optimist Club. Feaster, a 24-year law enforcement veteran, is Clover Middle Schools resource officer and versed in gang intelligence, Internet safety, bullying and drug and alcohol awareness, according to a York County Sheriffs release.
Sheriffs Master Deputy Joe Wallace was awarded for his efforts in the Hells Angels motorcycle gang investigation that led to the convictions of several alleged bike club members within recent months, the release states.