Beaufort News

Beaufort police officer honored

Beaufort Police Officer Othaniel Hatchett has been named the 2014 School Resource Officer of the Year for the Lowcountry Region by the S.C. Association of School Resource Officers.

The award was presented at the association's recent conference in Myrtle Beach, according to a Beaufort Police Department news release.

Hatchett is stationed at Lady's Island Middle School. He was recognized for programs he implemented at the school, including color guard, safety patrol and a program to give refurbished bicycles as a reward for good behavior.