Sheriff's employees

From top left, Cpl. Brian Deval, Officer John Maloney, Andrea Morris, and Lamond O. Oliver, Sr., all with Sheriff Carter Weaver.

Georgetown County Sheriff Carter Weaver today honored three people with sheriff’s office Employee of the Quarter awards and presented a plaque to a retiree with 25 years’ service at the Georgetown County Detention Center.

The Detention Center retiree, Lamond O. Oliver Sr., began his career in May 1994 and retired in July of this year. Maj. Neil Johnson, detention center supervisor, said Oliver had seen it all at the facility. He began his service at the old county jail and transitioned to the facility on Browns Ferry Road shortly thereafter. Johnson said Oliver is the first to retire from the detention center with 25 years of service.

Employees of the Quarter include:

Deputy of the Quarter: Cpl. Brian Delval. Deputies responded to a report of a woman threatening to jump from the bridge into the Waccamaw River at 1:15 a.m. on Aug. 17. She was clinging to a light pole when they arrived. At first uncooperative, she responded to Cpl. Delval. He convinced her to come off the bridge and accept help. “Cpl. Delval’s calm demeanor and professionalism resulted in his gaining the victim’s trust and resolving the incident with no injuries or loss of life,” the citation said.

Emergency Communicator of the Quarter: Andrea Morris. During the third quarter of this year, Morris managed a restructured shift with several new communications officers into an efficient and well-working unit. A seven-year veteran of Central Communications, Morris has been vital in training new employees and working extra shifts when necessary. She is also the unit’s “Vital Click” instructor, training tele-communicators from Georgetown and other counties to provide medical instructions on the phone until Emergency Medical Technicians arrive.

Correctional Officer of the Quarter: Officer John Maloney. Georgetown County Detention Center Sgt. Tiffany Washington and Sgt. Deasia Linen nominated Maloney for the award. Sgt. Washington applauded his desire to be the best officer he can be by pushing himself every day to be better, going above and beyond and representing himself and his agency in a positive light. Sgt. Linen acknowledged Maloney’s work ethic and his ability to follow his training. An example occurred recently when Maloney used his training to peacefully resolve a fight in one of the blocks.

“I like to make inmates feel safe when I am on duty,” Maloney said. “They know I care and I give them all the respect they will allow me to give.”