Exchange Club awards officer of the year

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Beaufort County Sheriff P.J. Tanner announced that Retired Capt. John Keough was selected and received the 2014 Exchange Club Officer of the Year Award.

Captain Keough was honored and received the award during the Sept. 11 Commemoration Ceremony at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park last Thursday.

Capt. John Keough
Capt. John Keough

John began his law enforcement career after a 22-year career in the United States Marine Corps. During his time as a Marine, he served in numerous capacities and retired while holding the position as a Chief Drill Instructor in charge of receiving all new recruits to Parris Island.

After retiring in Beaufort, John and his wife, Mary Ellen, were not ready to cease serving their community. John joined the Sheriff’s Office on November 4, 1992, and over the next 22 years he served as a patrol officer, an investigator and finally the evidence custodian.

John excelled during his career and retired from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office on August 1 as a captain.