YORK COUNTY, SC (WIS) - One South Carolina man captured a boy's awe in seeing the honor bestowed on one detective during his final services on Monday.
York County Sheriff's Office Detective Mike Doty was laid to rest following an emotional funeral in Charlotte on Monday.
Calvin Clark made several posts as the miles-long procession escorted Doty back to York County for burial. In one of his posts, Clark observed a young boy gazing at the procession.
His post says:
Doty was shot, along with three other law enforcement officers, during an ambush in York on Jan. 16. The other officers survived.
Clark says he'd also like to commission State Senator Mike Fanning and Gov. Henry McMaster to help get the four officers honored with the Silver Star.
"With your help, this incident can share unity for a law enforcement community who is often portrayed in a dark light, and render recognition to each of these officers who will be reminded of that horrible incident for the rest of their lives. I'd be honored," Clark said.