A former longtime spokesman for SLED dies

Hugh Munn (Source: Dunbar Funerals and Cremations)
Hugh Munn (Source: Dunbar Funerals and Cremations)

A former spokesman for the State Law Enforcement Division, 70-year-old Hugh Emerson Munn, died on Friday according to Dunbar Funerals and Cremations.

Munn was a chief spokesman for SLED for 26 years and earned his bachelor's degree in journalism and master's degree in criminal justice from the University of South Carolina.

Munn also served as a consultant to the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and  the Office of Victims of Crime. He is most known for developing training programs for media and law enforcement officials on best practices for the Amber Alert System.

He is survived by his wife Linda Munn and their two daughters.  The celebration of Munn's life will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, October 23 at New Heights Church in Columbia. The family will hold a private burial according Dunbar Funerals and Cremations.

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