RCSD News - Passing of Captain Joseph Pellicci
RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott announced today the passing of Captain Joseph Pellicci.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated the passing of Captain Pellicci leaves a large void in the Richland County Sheriff’s Department family because Joe so positively impacted everyone at the Sheriff’s Department and in the Community; in so many ways. Sheriff Leon Lott stated the Joe was a man of God who cared for his family at home and the Department; he did so much for so many people and will be missed more than words can say.
Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Captain Joseph Pellicci began his career working as a reporter at WLTX and then as the Public Information Officer for the South Carolina Highway Patrol and subsequently the South Carolina Department of Public Safety; before joining the Richland County Sheriff’s Department in 1997 as the Public Information Officer. Joseph Pellicci was promoted to Captain over the Special Services Division, where he oversaw the School Resource Officer Program, Project HOPE and Handicap Parking Programs. Captain Pellicci was the consummate professional and completely dedicated to public service. He worked tirelessly for Special Olympics for many years and was responsible for helping to make the Richland County Sheriff’s Department Special Services Division second to none in promoting safety in our schools and communities.
Sheriff Leon Lott added that Joe Pellicci was 53 years old and is survived by his wife, 2 children and son-in-law who is a Richland County Sheriff’s Deputy. Funeral arrangements have not been made at this time but will be released as soon as they are finalized. Sheriff Leon Lott is asking that everyone keep the Pellicci family in your thoughts and prayers.
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