City Council Meets Five New Police Officers

Five new Clinton Police officers were introduced to Clinton City Council this week. At the November meeting Monday evening, Mayor Bob McLean called on Police Chief Sonny Ledda to introduce the new hires. Chief Ledda cautioned Council and others gathered for the meeting not to assume five new officers indicated an excess of officers. Ledda said several officers have left the agency in recent months, either for other law enforcement agencies or to pursue a career in the private sector. He had the new officers introduce themselves.

The new Clinton officers are:

  • William Foster, who spent 8 years with the SC Department of Corrections and about 8 years with Spartanburg County EMS before coming to the Clinton Police Department.
  • Batavion ‘Quinn’ Adams, who worked with the Department of Corrections for one year and has now been with Clinton Police for six months.
  • Brandon Howard of Laurens, a 6 ½ year veteran of the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office, who has been with Clinton Police for about 3 months.
  • Tawanna Thompson is a Clinton native who has worked at the Laurens County Detention Center as well as two years at the SC Department of Corrections.
  • Adam Galloway is originally from North Carolina. He worked in law enforcement in Charleston for almost eight years, at the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office for 3 ½ years and recently went to work as an officer in Clinton.