Quantcast

Retired Mt. Pleasant police chief appointed deputy chaplain - Live5News.com | Charleston, SC | News, Weather, Sports

Retired Mt. Pleasant police chief appointed deputy chaplain

Posted: Updated:
Harry Sewell is the new Deputy Senior Chaplain. Harry Sewell is the new Deputy Senior Chaplain.
CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) -

Recently retired Mt. Pleasant Police Chief Harry Sewell has been named the new Deputy Senior Chaplain for Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy.

Sewell takes over for Chaplain Eddie Driggers, who recently accepted the position of Police Chief for the City of North Charleston. Sewell's tenure begins January 1.

A press conference announcing Sewell's new position in the Chaplaincy will be held on Tuesday, at 2 p.m. at Waterfront Park in Mt. Pleasant.

Sewell, who announced last week that he will retire from Mt. Pleasant Police Department, served for 22 years on the police force. He became Chief of Police in Mt. Pleasant in 2007, following a 3-year span of periodic service as Acting Chief beginning in September 2004.

Since joining the department in 1990, Chief Sewell rose through the ranks to eventually become the Chief. Prior to joining the Mt. Pleasant Police Department, Sewell served for two years in law enforcement with the South Carolina State Ports Authority.

Sewell stated that after serving as Mt. Pleasant Police Chief for five years, he desires "to serve [his] Lord, Jesus Christ." As Deputy Senior Chaplain, Sewell will enhance the Chaplaincy's mission of providing a calming, trusted "ministry of presence" during crisis situations throughout the Lowcountry. His experience, faith, and commitment to help others are well-known to the community and will prove invaluable to the future of Coastal Crisis Chaplaincy.

  • NEWS LocalNEWSMore>>

  • DCSO: 4 in custody following Harleyville home invasion, shootout

    DCSO: 4 in custody following Harleyville home invasion, shootout

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:22 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:22:21 GMT
    Dorchester County deputies say four suspects involved in an early morning home invasion are in custody following a chase and shootout with authorities.More >>
    Dorchester County deputies say four suspects involved in an early morning home invasion are in custody following a chase and shootout with authorities. More >>
  • Phone call tip leads to four arrests in Charleston

    Phone call tip leads to four arrests in Charleston

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:36 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:36:45 GMT
    Charleston police officers are crediting a concerned citizen for four arrests on Tuesday morning.A department spokesperson said they received a tip about several men with handguns along Norman Street at around 1am.After a responding officer tried to pull over a vehicle with several males inside, the men fled on foot. Four of the men were arrested, while two were able to elude police. Two handguns were located inside the vehicle.Lamar Scott Brisbane, 20, Dontez Alonzo Wright, 25, Aldean Cordre...More >>
    Charleston police officers are crediting a concerned citizen for four arrests on Tuesday morning.A department spokesperson said they received a tip about several men with handguns along Norman Street at around 1am.After a responding officer tried to pull over a vehicle with several males inside, the men fled on foot. Four of the men were arrested, while two were able to elude police. Two handguns were located inside the vehicle.Lamar Scott Brisbane, 20, Dontez Alonzo Wright, 25, Aldean Cordre...More >>
  • US Marshals: Fugitive fatally wounded in St. George was Conn. murder suspect

    US Marshals: Fugitive fatally wounded in St. George was Conn. murder suspect

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 3:58 PM EDT2014-07-22 19:58:52 GMT
    Charleston County Sheriff's officials say a man wanted for murder died at the hospital after SLED agents shot him when he showed a weapon during a foot chase outside a St. George motel on Tuesday.More >>
    Charleston County Sheriff's officials say a man wanted for murder died at the hospital after SLED agents shot him when he showed a weapon during a foot chase outside a St. George motel on Tuesday.More >>
Powered by WorldNow