The Clover Optimist Club honored several law enforcement officers and their families on May 12 with a pork loin dinner and the presentation of its annual Respect for Law honors.
Officers for three law enforcement agencies were honored with the Respect for Law awards; recipients of the honor are chosen by their peers. They are Clover Police Department officer Charles J. Neelands, S.C. Highway Patrol TFC M.P. Schultz and York County Sheriff’s Deputy II Jonathan David Moseley.
In addition, Clover police officer Frank Sadler was recognized for his work with students at Clover’s Larne Elementary School during a school lockdown.
Speaker was Chris Bomar, investigator of computer crimes with the S.C. Attorney General Office in Columbia.
The purpose of the Optimist Club is to develop optimism as a philosophy of life using the tenets of the Optimist Creed: to inspire respect for law; to promote patriotism and work for international accord and friendship among all people, to aid and encourage the development of youth in the belief that the giving of one's self in service to others will advance the well-being of humankind, community life and the world.