UNION COUNTY — Sheriff David Taylor and Investigator Scott Coffer of the Union County Sheriff’s Office have been honored for their efforts to fight illegal dumping and litter in Union County.
In a statement released by the sheriff’s office Friday afternoon, it was announced that, on Thursday, Taylor and Coffer were recognized by the South Carolina Litter Control Association during its annual conference in Myrtle Beach.
The press release states that Taylor was recognized with a Leadership Award by the Upper Region Group of the South Carolina Litter Control Association. Taylor was recognized for the dedication of his office to providing assistance to other agencies in the enforcement of laws against illegal dumping and litter in the Upstate Region. In receiving the award, Taylor thanked his office for all the cooperation they continue to do assisting other agencies in all aspects of law enforcement.
The press release states that Coffer was recognized with a State Award as he was presented The Senator David L. Thomas Award. Coffer was recognized for his dedication and devotion to Union County and the State of South Carolina in the continued battle against litter.
The award is named after former State Sen. David L. Thomas who was tasked as the Litter Czar for the State of South Carolina when South Carolina Football Coach Lou Holtz complained about the trashy highways coming into the state. Sen. Thomas was named Litter Czar and founder of the Governor’s Litter Force. Taylor also served on that task force in 1999 while he was employed with Spartanburg County. Coffer said he was honored to receive this award from his peers from across the State of South Carolina.
Taylor praised Coffer for his dedication to the people he serves in Union County. He said this was a great honor to receive from the South Carolina Litter Association.
This story was submitted by the Union County Sheriff’s Office.