BEAUFORT, S.C. (Feb. 17, 2023) – The City of Beaufort will host an event – Tyre Nichols and Our Commitment to Responsible Public Safety – at Henry C. Chambers Waterfront Park pavilion at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.
Tyre Nichols died as the result of injuries sustained at the hands of five Memphis, Tenn., police officers on Jan.7. The video of this incident depicting the extremely violent nature of the incident has sparked a national conversation over public safety practices.
“In the aftermath of the death of Tyre Nichols, I thought it was opportunity for our City to show its heart to do something to commemorate his memory,” said Beaufort Councilman Mitch Mitchell at City Council’s meeting on Feb. 14. “I see it as relationship building opportunity for law enforcement in our community.”
Opening Remarks: Councilman Mitch Mitchell, City of Beaufort
Opening Prayer: State Rep. Michael Rivers Sr., SC District 121
Welcome: Mayor Stephen Murray, City of Beaufort
Comments: Other local government officials
Community Law Enforcement Update: Chief Dale McDorman, Beaufort Police Department; other local law enforcement officials
Closing Prayer: Pastor Theresa Roberts, Love House Ministries
The City encourages community members from northern Beaufort County to attend this short ceremony of reflection and prayer.