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Column: Thank you, Roger Phillips, for all you’ve done for Indian Land

Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. I know a person who fits this description and his name is Roger Phillips.

After almost 18 years of volunteering with the Lancaster County Sheriff’s department he is retiring.

Last Tuesday night Sheriff Barry Faile had a reception for Phillips, who was joined by his family, friends, deputies and volunteers. It was a sad time for all of us who know him.

It’s hard to find people like Phillips anymore: he has confidence, is widely admired and is a big part of Indian Land. He helped originate the Crime Watch Program in neighborhoods and is visible at all the Friday night football games and so many more activities.

But Phillips also has a full-time job as director of Safety, Security and Facilities for Joe Gibbs Racing. For all those who are NASCAR fans, their drivers are Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Daniel Suarez, Kenny Habul, Erik Jones, and Cody Coughlin.

We will miss Phillips as part of our daily lives, but we understand he needs a time to spend with his family, which includes four grandchildren, his tractor and just simply taking a breather. Thank you, Pat Phillips for sharing your husband with Indian Land.

Have a comment or story idea for Pat? Email her at pateudy09@Carolina.rr.com.

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