WHEREAS, 2002, Sam Simmons, Greenville County Sheriff, died on September 4, 2002; and
WHEREAS, the undersigned is authorized to appoint a County Sheriff in the event of a vacancy pursuant to Code of Laws of South Carolina (1976), as amended, Sections 1-3-220(2) (Supp. 1998) and 23-11-40; and
WHEREAS, more than one year remains before the next general election for county sheriffs; and
WHEREAS, Captain Stephen D. Loftis, who is currently the chief deputy in the Greenville County Sheriff's Office, is a fit and proper person to serve as the Sheriff of Greenville County.
NOW, THEREFORE, pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and Statutes of this State, I hereby appoint Stephen D. Loftis as Sheriff of Greenville County until a special election is held pursuant to Section 7-13-190 and until his successor is elected and qualifies.
GIVEN UNDER MY HAND AND THE GREAT SEAL OF THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, THIS 13th DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2002.
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