Saturday Spotlight: Inv. Susan Welch
by Robert Joseph Baker | 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.
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.