Sheriff Leon Lott recognized during Black History Month Celebration
Richland County, S.C.(WACH)-- Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott recognized during Black History Month Celebration.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott was honored Saturday during a Black History Month Charity ride and celebration at Thunder Tower-Harley Davidson in Elgin.
The ride brought together dozens of Harley lovers from several local bike clubs.
Event organizer Perry Bradley praised Sheriff Lott for his tireless commitment toward building bridges between law enforcement and the community.
The Sheriff said that, “while it is extremely important to honor the African American men and women of the past, it is equally as important to recognize African Americans making a difference today like City of Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin, and Thunder Tower General Manager Chris Preston, who were also honored today”.
Motorcycle clubs Buffalo Soldiers, The Philadelphia Travelers, and the Soldiers United were also honored for their support of youth programs in the Midlands.