Saturday Spotlight: Inv. Susan Welch

by | October 7, 2017 4:46 pm

EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is the second in a series of profiles that manninglive.com will be posting each Saturday to highlight our first responders and dispatchers who keep Clarendon County a safe place to live. After each Saturday posting, the piece will appear in the following Thursday’s Manning Times.

Clarendon County Sheriff’s Office Inv. Susan Welch began her career as a volunteer with the Turbeville Rescue Squad in 1985. She joined the Sheriff’s Office in 2014.

WHAT MADE YOU WANT TO BE A FIRST RESPONDER?
I wanted to be a first responder so that I could make a difference in my community and be involved in all the action and excitement.

WHAT IS THE MOST CHALLENGING THING ABOUT BEING A FIRST RESPONDER?
The most challenging thing about being a first responder is knowing that people’s lives, safety, and security are dependent on me doing my job.

DESCRIBE A MEMORABLE MOMENT DURING YOUR SERVICE.
We won’t even talk about the Thousand Year Flood that just happened to occur 2 weeks after I graduated from the Academy and brand new to patrol and shift work! Other than that, the most memorable moments that have happened while I was on patrol are not appropriate to be discussed in print!

PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR FAMILY.
Joel and I have been married for 21 years. We have two beautiful, intelligent, hard-headed daughters, Jordan, 21, and Jada, 18.

WHERE DID YOU GO TO HIGH SCHOOL?
I went to East Clarendon High School.

GRADUATION YEAR?
1988

IF YOU ATTENDED COLLEGE, WHERE DID YOU GO AND WHAT DEGREE DID YOU EARN?
I earned an associate’s degree from Central Carolina in early 2000. I earned my bachelor of arts degree in criminal justice from Columbia College this year.

comments » 2

  1. Comment by Patrick Goodwin

    October 8, 2017 at 17:00

    Susan, like her mother, is a shining star in my opinion. Her love for our community and dedication to it’s residents is a bright spot in our world.

  2. Comment by Donna Patterson

    October 11, 2017 at 21:48

    Kudos for profiling our local first responders…our heroes. I’m grateful for each and every single person who serves our area. So many of them risk their own safety for our safety. Whenever I come across these fine people, as well as retired or active duty military, I always go out of my way to thank them for all that they do. They are under-appreciated by the public that they serve, are paid so little for the situations they face everyday, and are the first to run in and the last to leave. If this was a fair world, our first responders, military, and teachers would have salaries that reflected their dedication to our safety, communities and country, and our children.


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