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RCSD Captain Inducted into Hall of Fame‏
Wednesday, November 14, 2012

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce that Captain Joseph Pellicci has been inducted into the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Hall of Fame.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Captain Joseph Pellicci was presented this honor on November 10, 2012 because he constantly strives to help others and because of his tireless efforts in support of all citizens. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Captain Pellicci has touched so many lives as an advocate for Special Olympics – working to make sure that the heroes, that the Special Olympic athletes are, receive the support they need to compete and be successful on the field and in life. Sheriff Leon Lott added that Joseph works in our communities, schools and athletic venues to help young people grow – he has had such a tremendous impact on so many and the Sheriff is proud of him for this recognition.

“The Richard LaMunyon Law Enforcement Torch Run (LETR) for Special Olympics Hall of Fame is the most prestigious award given in the LETR community”, said Michael Team the Executive Director of the Law Enforcement Torch Run. “This international award, named after the Founder of the LETR, recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a sustained and significant contribution to Special Olympics and the LETR at the local, national, and international levels. Captain Joe Pellicci was honored with the LETR Hall of Fame award. Capt. Pellicci's steadfast efforts to grow the Law Enforcement Torch Run in South Carolina have made a significant impact on the SC athletes who participate in Special Olympics. Capt. Pellicci has helped to develop and grow the SC LETR into a well-established program now raising well over $500,000 a year for Special Olympics SC. Capt. Pellicci has also supported national and international efforts by serving on the International LETR Executive Council, Regional Coordinator for the Southeastern USA, and chairing the Affiliates Committee of the LETR Council”.

“Captain Pellicci is such a huge part of the strength of our state Law Enforcement Torch Run program”, said Sue Manor VP of Communications & Programs for Special Olympics South Carolina. “It was very exciting to see him receive the award and the recognition he deserves. His dedication to the community through Special Olympics is inspiring to everyone who is fortunate enough to work with him”.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Captain Joseph Pellicci sets standards of excellence and professionalism for others to follow and his overall commitment to improving the quality of life for all citizens is second to none.

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