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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Tyre Nichols and Our Commitment to Responsible Public Safety

Tyre Nichols finalBEAUFORT, 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.” 

The program:

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.


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