December 27, 2013



Each year Florence County Sheriff’s Office recognizes outstanding performance from within the agency, and this year at the annual staff Christmas Banquet on December 20, 2013 Sheriff Kenney Boone recognized the following for exemplary service during the year.

Dominic Owens, Internet Technology Systems Administrator, was recognized as the Civilian of the Year.  Owens has been employed by Florence County for a number of years, but for the past two years has been employed by FCSO and is responsible for maintaining internet and electronic systems within the agency.

Amy Weber, a Release Officer with the Florence County Detention Center was named FCDC Officer of the Year.  Weber has been with FCDC since 2001 and was recognized for her diligence and work ethic.

Tracey Black, a Corporal with the Florence County Detention Center was named FCDC Supervisor of the Year.  Black has been employed with FCDC since 2010 and is a Booking Corporal.  She was recognized for her strong organizational skills and strong leadership.

Deputy Vince Joyner was named FCSO School Resource Officer of the Year.  Joyner began his career with FCSO in the Detention Center in 1998, and in 2005 became a Deputy assigned to the School Resource Division.  He currently serves as SRO at Sneed Middle School.  Recognized for his dedication and professionalism, Joyner has not missed a day at work in 5 years.

Reserve Deputy Robert W. Moore was recognized as FCSO Reserve Deputy of the Year.  A medical doctor, Moore has been a Reserve Deputy with FCSO since 2010. In addition to routine patrol assignments, he is a member of the FCSO SWAT Team where he serves as team physician.

Investigator Tyrone Porter was named FCSO Investigator of the Year.  Investigator Porter began his law enforcement career in 1998 and joined FCSO in 2003 as a Patrol Deputy.  In February 2013, Porter was promoted to the Investigations Division and quickly became involved in several major cases which removed a number of violent criminals from the street.

Lieutenant Robert Hooks was named FCSO Supervisor of the Year.  Hooks began his career with FCSO in the Detention Center in 1993.  Hooks worked his way up to Training Sergeant before transitioning over to the Criminal Enforcement Unit (CEU), where he had a successful career in narcotics and interstate drug interdiction.  He was promoted to Patrol Shift Sergeant in 2004 and Shift Lieutenant in 2005. 

Deputy Austin Meggs was named FCSO Patrol Deputy of the Year.  Meggs began his law enforcement career with FCSO in 2010 and is assigned to the Patrol Division.  Meggs is known by his supervisors and fellow deputies to possess the qualities of respect, loyalty and integrity necessary for law enforcement officers with this agency.  

“Each year it gives me great pleasure to recognize the efforts of our employees who consistently go above and beyond the call of duty,” Sheriff Kenney Boone stated. “It takes a special person to be in law enforcement these days, and I am proud to say that we have many here who give their all every day for the citizens of Florence County.  These we recognize here however, are the best of the best.” 


Captain Michael M. Nunn
General Counsel/P.I.O.