Turbeville resident takes control of SC Highway Patrol troop

by | August 12, 2017 12:35 pm

Last Updated: August 11, 2017 at 10:00 pm

Capt. Billy “B.K.” Floyd has assumed the leadership of South Carolina Highway Patrol Troop 1, which features his home county.
A resident of Turbeville, Floyd will lead a troop that patrols Clarendon, Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland and Sumter counties. Floyd was one of three South Carolina law enforcement officers to attend the Federal Bureau of Investigation National Academy, a 10-week program from which he graduated on March 17. Only 1 percent of the nation’s law enforcement officers have completed the program.
In his new role, Floyd replaces Capt. Rickie D. Grubbs, who was assigned to a newly created post of “liaison unit commander.”
Born in Orangeburg, Floyd moved to Turbeville when his father, Dr. B.K. Floyd Sr., became superintendent of Clarendon School District 3. He attended Presbyterian College after graduation from Clover High School in York County, playing for the college’s baseball team.
He transferred to the University of South Carolina and grauated with a degree in marketing and management.
He first applied for the patrol in 1994, but a hiring freeze would keep him out of the agency until three years lter.
Floyd was not the only promotion by the agency made Friday. Capt. Stacey Craven was put in charge of Troop 3, which patrols Anderon, Greenville, Oconee, Pickens and Spartanburg counties.
Manninglive.com will have more information when it is available from the Department of Public Safety.

comments » 3

  1. Comment by Rob Abraham

    August 12, 2017 at 19:41

    It was an honor to attend the FBINA with Capt. BK Floyd. Congrats BK!

  2. Comment by Lyda Liz greene

    August 13, 2017 at 13:41

    Congratulations. What an asset to South Carolina Highway Patrol you continue to be. Is there any way Horry County could get you to cover our area? Captain B. K. Floyd you willl be in my prayers

  3. Comment by Craig Collier

    August 13, 2017 at 14:10

    Congrats Billy Keith!!!

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