Wednesday, February 8, 2012 at 7:00 am (Updated: February 8, 7:01 am)
Lancaster native Mike Oliver knew years ago as a mere teen he wanted to work in law enforcement.
He just didn’t know his love for enforcing the law would lead him to the top of his profession in the Palmetto State.
It has, as Oliver is now commander of the S.C. Highway Patrol after being named to the elite post in December by Leroy Smith, director of the S.C. Department of Public Safety.
“I never dreamed that I would one day be the colonel,” Oliver said. “I’m honored. I know it’s a great responsibility.”
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