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Job Well Done Nominee

Sergeant John Griffin

Recently, a family visiting our area had the occasion to meet Sergeant Griffin. The following describes their interaction.

My husband and I and our 7 year old grandson were at Horry’s Restaurant on Rt. 17 having dinner with my brother and his wife, who live in Myrtle Beach. My grandson had a toy sheriff’s badge pinned on him that we had just bought that day and that he was very proud of. As we were leaving the restaurant we met Sgt. John Griffin at the counter who was picking up a take out order. My grandson showed him the sheriff badge and Sgt. Griffin took the time to speak to our grandson and comment on his sheriff badge and gave our grandson a department coin. Sgt. Griffin told our grandson to keep it with him to help keep him safe as it had kept the Sgt. safe and for our grandson to call him if he ever had any questions or problems with bullies, drugs or anything. Sgt. Griffin spent at least 15 or more minutes speaking to our grandson. He also gave our grandson his card and told him to call him anytime for any reason if he needed to and told our grandson to call him “Big John” because that’s what his friends call him and our grandson was now his friend. I can’t tell you how much this impressed our grandson, he has kept that coin in his pocket since that day. He now wants to be a police officer and talks about law and order all the time! We were very impressed ourselves with the time and attention that Sgt. Griffin showed to our grandson and very happy that he took the time to speak to him and make such a positive impression on him.

John, this is truly a, “Job well done.”

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