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SCSA 2013-2014 President
Sheriff Steve Loftis
Greenville County Sheriff's Office

Statement of the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association Regarding the 2nd Amendment of the Constituion of the United States.

In response to the many inquiries regarding the recent tragic events in Connecticut and California, and the ensuing public dialogue concerning “gun control” or “restrictions“, the forty-six elected sheriffs of South Carolina, who are the acknowledged public safety authority within their respective counties, will comply faithfully to their Oath of Office to, “preserve and protect and defend the Constitution of this State and of the United States.”


As South Carolina's constitutional law enforcement authority, we remain focused on solutions.  The authority of the Office of Sheriff is derived from the State's  constitution and the people who have entrusted us with our office.  That document and the statutes of the State bind us together as a people.  At a time when those who are governed have less trust in those who govern,  it is important that we hold steadfast and focus our attention and efforts on not what divides us, but on what binds us together as a State and Nation.


Further, as constitutional officers of the state of South Carolina and locally elected, our authority to enforce any law extends only to the laws and statutes of South Carolina and the ordinances of our respective counties.  We do not possess the authority to enforce any federal law or presidential order.

2013 Sheriff of the Year 

Leroy Ravenell - Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office

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2013 Deputy of the Year

Deputy Jason Cordell - Greenville County Sheriff's Office

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We would like to extend a special thank you to all of our 2014 SCSA Corporate Partners!

Armor Correctional Healthcare

Cardiac Science

GTL Global Tel*Link

Harris Corporation

Keefe Group

Kimble's Commissary

Law Enforcement Publications/LEP Calendars

McDaniel Supply Company

Mediko PC

Moseley Architects


TransformHealth RX

Securus Technologies


Southern Health Partners

Swanson Services

Trinity Services Group

SC Sheriffs Lose Two Heroes

SCSA regretfully announces the loss of two sheriff deputies last week.  Sheriff Deputy Rob Evans, a 14 year veteran of the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office.  He was a School Resource Officer who was much loved and will be greatly missed.

Sheriff Deputy Joseph Antwine, Florence County Sheriff's Office passed away Friday after succombing to his injuries a week earlier.  Deputy Antwine was 23 year old and a 2012 graduate of the Citadel in Criminal Justice.  He will be greatly missed.

We extend our heartfelt sympathies to these two families and pray for grace during this difficult time.

The SCSA Fallen Heroes Fund provides immediate relief to the families of a  Sheriff or Sheriff Deputy lost in the line of duty.

If you would like to make a one time contribution to the SCSA Fallen Heroes Fund, please use the link below.

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