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SenateBill Number: 1545Primary Sponsor: HollandCommittee Number: 00Type of Legislation: JRSubject: DeBruhl, Louis L. "Hector"Residing Body: HouseCurrent Committee: Local DelegationComputer Document Number: CYY/19233.SDIntroduced Date: May 12, 1992Last History Body: HouseLast History Date: May 19, 1992Last History Type: Introduced, Referred to Kershaw DelegationScope of Legislation: LocalAll Sponsors: HollandType of Legislation: Joint Resolution
Bill Body Date Action Description CMN ---- ------ ------------ ------------------------------ --- 1545 House May 19, 1992 Introduced, Referred to 00 Kershaw Delegation 1545 Senate May 14, 1992 Read third time, sent to House 1545 Senate May 13, 1992 Read second time 1545 Senate May 12, 1992 Unanimous consent for second and third reading on the next two consecutive Legislative days 1545 Senate May 12, 1992 Placed on Local and Uncontested Calendar without reference 1545 Senate May 12, 1992 Introduced, read first timeView additional legislative information at the LPITS web site.
May 12, 1992
L. Printed 5/12/92--S.
Read the first time May 12, 1992.
TO PROVIDE THAT THE KERSHAW COUNTY COUNCIL SHALL PREPARE THE APPROPRIATE IDENTIFYING SIGN AND SCHEDULE A CEREMONY FOR THE NAMING OF THE BUILDING WHICH HOUSES THE KERSHAW COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT AT 609 LAFAYETTE AVENUE IN CAMDEN AS THE "DEBRUHL BUILDING".
Whereas, South Carolina recently lost one of its most respected law enforcement officers when Louis L. "Hector" DeBruhl died in Camden at the age of fifty-seven; and
Whereas, Hector DeBruhl was first elected Sheriff of Kershaw County in November, 1966 and served continuously until his retirement last year. He was the youngest sheriff in the State when he was first elected, served longer than any sheriff in the history of Kershaw County, and was the senior sheriff in South Carolina at the time of his retirement; and
Whereas, during his thirty-four year career in law enforcement, he rightfully earned a reputation as an officer who worked on the front line, who was fearless, and who had complete integrity; and
Whereas, Sheriff DeBruhl was the son of a former sheriff of Kershaw County, Gilliam B. "Gib" DeBruhl, who was elected sheriff in 1946 and served until his death in July, 1951; and
Whereas, like his son, Gib DeBruhl's twenty-five year career as a law enforcement officer before his untimely death was a source of pride for Kershaw County and South Carolina, and certainly set high standards which his son later emulated during his tenure as sheriff; and
Whereas, the members of the General Assembly believe that it would be a fitting tribute to this outstanding Kershaw County family if the sheriff's office building in the county were named in their honor. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina:
SECTION 1. The Kershaw County Council shall prepare the appropriate identifying sign and schedule a ceremony for the naming of the building which houses the Kershaw County Sheriff's Department at 609 Lafayette Avenue in Camden as the "Debruhl Building".
SECTION 2. This joint resolution takes effect upon approval by the Governor.