Dec 062020

CPD’s Amanda King and CFD’s David Griffin honored as 2020 recipients. Chiefs Luther Reynolds and Dan Curia become newest members of Historic Rotary Club

December 3, 2020 – CHARLESTON, S.C. –The Rotary Club of Charleston today announced the initial recipients of its Community Impact Recognition Awards that recognize outstanding first responders and community leaders in the Charleston area. The first two 2020 recipients are Office Amanda King of the Charleston Police Department and Battalion Chief David Griffin of the Charleston Fire Department.

Both recipients’ families and immediate superiors and department chiefs were on hand to recognize the honors bestowed by the Rotary Club. Griffin and King received engraved trophies as well as certificates to local dining establishments as part of the award.

Separately both Police Chief Luther Reynolds and Fire Chief Dan Curia were inducted into the club as official members, joining more than 125 other professionals and community leaders who are members of the 100-year old club within the global Rotary International network.

Officer King is a two-year veteran of the CPD and has made an impact with multiple arrests and displaying professionalism and cool headedness in diffusing tense situations as well as proactively engaging in community relations.

“Officer King is an excellent ambassador for the CPD in the city and has distinguished herself in a very short time on the force. We are proud of her accomplishments and service and applaud this recognition from the Rotary Club. It’s this type of community and civic minded cooperation that we continue to forge with Rotary and I am personally proud to join their ranks as a member,” said Chief Luther Reynolds.

Griffin is an 15-year veteran of the CFD and has established himself as a true leader within the force, serving on Honor Guard, volunteering for various internal assignments, and being a constant connection with department retirees to make sure they know they are still a part of the CFD family.

“Chief Griffin is real go-to guy across all aspects of the department and well-deserving of this recognition. He does everything with an extremely high work ethic and a smile on his face,” said Chief Dan Curia. “We are pleased to have this connection with the Rotary Club and thank them for honoring the service we provide to the City. I look forward to being part of this vital service organization in Charleston.”

“The Rotary motto is Service Above Self and these awards recognize outstanding individuals in our community who embody that spirit. Officer King and Battalion Chief Griffin are superb representatives of their respective departments and we are pleased to offer this small token of our appreciation. Having both Chiefs Reynolds and Curia join our club is an great honor as well as we strengthen the community service and leadership we have provided in the Charleston community for 100 years,” said Rob Dewey, president-elect of the club and head of the award committee.

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