ROCK HILL, S.C. - The Optimist Club of Rock Hill held the 2009 Respect for Law Program at Golden Corral on Monday, June 8. The annual program honors law enforcement officers from the Rock Hill area for the work they do in the community. Each organization selects an outstanding officer to receive this award which is presented by the officer’s supervisors.
This year’s recipients pictured, left to right, were: York County Sheriff’s Office Master Deputy Mark Motz presented by Captain Jerry Hoffman; Rock Hill Police Officer II James Carsto presented by Captain Mark Bollinger and Lieutenant Mike Belk; Winthrop Police Department Officer Scott Rockholt presented by Major Ken Scogins; and South Carolina Transportation Police Officer Lee Catoe presented by Sergeant Jerry Brooks. Not pictured was Lance Corporal Julius Bridges of the South Carolina Highway Patrol.
The Optimist Club of Rock Hill is a Youth Service organization dedicated to assisting youth programs throughout the Rock Hill area. Persons interested in volunteering with the Optimist Club are encouraged to contact Club Secretary Jim Weaving at 803/366-3683.