Meet Nominee Corporal Josh Addy

By September 6, 2018No Comments

His nomination read, “Josh’s impact with the community and the department has been tremendous and he truly has set the bar for not just the Community Outreach Services Unit, but for Law Enforcement as a whole.” Meet Corporal Josh Addy with the Cayce Department of Public Service.

Corporal Addy has been in law enforcement for three years. Born and raised in Lexington County, Josh said, “Lexington has given back to my family, it is time that I give back to my community.” He received a Bachelor of Science in Park Management from Clemson University and has a passion for natural resources. Before he became a police officer, he was a park ranger doing education work for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.

In his nomination, it states that Corporal Addy has done amazing work for the City of Cayce. “He made arrangements for over 750 new stuffed animals to be provided to local children during the Christmas season. He also communicated with local food banks and churches to provide numerous food baskets, which he delivered to families in need. He developed and organized the department’s Explorer Program in an effort to build a bond with our community’s young people. He set up and organized a drinking and driving campaign with Brookland Cayce and Airport High school.”

“The majority of people want us to be here,” said Josh. “It surprises me because you only see the negative stuff on the news, you don’t see the positive stuff. You don’t see the Thanksgiving baskets that we pass out. You don’t see the Student Resource Officers playing basketball with their students. You don’t see an officer changing someone’s tires. It shocks me that you don’t see officers in a positive light anymore. But at the same time, the community still respects us.”

Corporal Addy truly believes that the community comes first and he shows it in all of the work that he does in and out of uniform. Please join us in celebrating Corporal Addy as one of our finalists for the Officer Gregory Alia Award!

About the Officer Gregory Alia Award
Serve & Connect was founded by Kassy Alia in memory of her husband, Greg Alia, who was killed in the line of duty on September 30th, 2015. This prestigious annual award is named in his honor and recognizes an outstanding officer who demonstrates a commitment to serve his/her community with respect and compassion; one who goes above the call of duty to ensure that members of the community are protected, cared for, and feel valued; one who treats all members of the community as equal and who employed their role with thoughtfulness and tact; and who through everyday interactions builds a safer community for all. The award is presented at our annual event, the Knight of Honor Gala, which will be held on September 28, 2018 in Columbia, SC.