MYRTLE BEACH — Horry County officials will unveil signage next week to dedicate a portion of S.C. 410 to honor the county’s first police officer, who died in the line of duty, Lt. Robert Kegler said.
Officials plan to unveil signage at 10 a.m. Monday on S.C. 410, north of S.C. 9 in the Green Sea community to dedicate that portion of the roadway for Horry County police Lt. John Ronald Floyd, Kegler said.
Floyd was killed in a vehicle crash June 25, 1986 while he was responding to a late night prowler call, Kegler said. In May, state representatives passed a resolution naming the intersection S.C. 9 and S.C. 410 the “Lieutenant John Ronald Floyd Intersection.”
Family members, co-workers, Horry County Sheriff Philip Thompson and Horry County Police Chief Saundra Rhodes are expected to attend the dedication. Area residents are invited to attend the event to remember the officer, Kegler said.
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