Williamson mentioned his father advised him that anytime his siblings got here dwelling with a scratch that he didn’t know the explanation for, it was his duty and that he was going to obtain punishment. He added that his father additionally mentioned he anticipated the particular person scratching Williamson’s siblings to have knots on their heads.
“I didn’t do it alone,” Williamson continued. He thanked his fellow Freeway Patrol officers, previous and current.
Williamson closed his speech by reminding these attending the ceremony to apply secure driving habits like carrying a seat belt and being a defensive driver behind the wheel, lest they get to work together with the Freeway Patrol in its official capability.
Williamson is a local of Darlington and graduate of Rosenwald Excessive College in Society Hill. After graduating from Fayetteville State College and dealing one 12 months for the South Carolina Division of Corrections, Williamson returned to Darlington County and started working within the Darlington County Sheriff’s Workplace.
He grew to become a Freeway Patrol officer in 1988. Williamson was promoted to corporal in 1998, lieutenant in 2001, captain in 2003, lieutenant colonel and deputy commander of the Freeway Patrol in 2011. He was promoted to colonel and made the commander of the Freeway Patrol in 2017, changing into the primary African American to command the company.