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Law enforcement chiefs offer pledge amid protests

Loris Police Chief Gary Buley taking part in law enforcement oath public service announcement


     A coalition of law enforcement chiefs from Horry and Georgetown counties have created a public service video “to reaffirm their unified commitment to preserving human life and public safety,” a news release on behalf of those agencies says.

     Loris Police Department Chief Gary Buley, Horry County Police Department Chief Joe Hill, and Horry County Sheriff Phillip Thompson are joined in the video by the Georgetown County Sheriff and chiefs from the Atlantic Beach, Aynor, Conway, Georgetown, Myrtle Beach, and Surfside Beach police departments and Coastal Carolina university’s Department of Public Safety.

     In the video, the law enforcement chiefs say:

     “When we become police officers, we recite an oath:

     “‘On my honor, I will never betray my badge, my integrity, my character, or the public trust. I will always have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I will always uphold the constitution, my community, and the agency I serve.’

     “What has taken place across our country is very disturbing. We condemn any actions by law enforcement that are not to the highest standard. We will not stand for those who endanger our communities or tarnish the reputation of this noble profession.

     “On our oath, we remain committed, to serve all people equally, to act with honor and pride, to hold one another to a higher standard.

     “We are better together. Stay safe and call if you need us.”

     Coastal Carolina University’s Marketing and Communication Team was credited for the videography.

     To see the video click here , or visit social media pages for the Loris Police, Horry County Police and Horry County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies taking part in the effort.