Florence County, S.C. was hit especially hard by “Floodmaggedon” this week – but the area’s top law enforcement official was nowhere to be found.
As the storm raged Kenney Boone – Florence County’s sheriff – had already left the state for a law enforcement all the way across the country.
In fact Boone was photographed departing for the National Sheriffs’ Association meeting in Tucson, Arizona just before 11:00 a.m. on Sunday – as the worst of the crisis was beginning. Not only that, his smiling mug was posted to the Facebook page of Jared Bruder, the executive director of the S.C. Sheriff’s Association (who also made the trip).
Take a look …
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We’ve always opposed these government-subsidized “conferences,” but Boone’s trip was exceedingly ill-advised.
Seriously … this wasn’t one of those “we didn’t know how bad it was going to be” type situations. We knew it was going to be bad. In fact it was already getting bad when Boone left.
“Unfortunately this has turned out to be a quick trip,” Boone wrote early Monday. “The severity of the flooding and sheer need in Florence County has caused me to cut this trip short and return home. While I’ve stayed in constant communication with my staff, my heart and mind are in Florence County and I feel that’s where I’m needed most.”
Florence residents are having none of it.
“He’s smiling in the airport leaving our state at 10:38 Sunday morning,” one told us. “There is no way he didn’t have a clue that this was going to be bad. Average citizens were hearing the news.”
The resident added that Boone’s “heartfelt” social media posts in the aftermath of the tragedy have been coming from staffers.
“I’m aggravated with the fact that our poor state (is) underwater and the citizens of Florence County have a Sheriff smiling on Facebook leaving our state for the week while people think he’s here updating heartfelt messages,” the resident said. “His employees are upset because they are having to cover for him to make him look good.”
Hard to argue that …
A lot of first responders distinguished themselves during the “Floodmaggedon” tragedy. Kenney Boone was (literally) not among them, though.
Why does Haley get a pass for attending the Clemson-Notre Dame football game? Or did she attend?
Who on this site or commenting on it has given her a pass? Try not to bring your weird alternate reality into discussion on here so often.
Seriously. They don’t even know whether she went or not. Good grief.
Just a disgruntled employee I fired, please ignore. He’s really mad now too because I took his precious racist flag away.
Why do Indians hate blacks?
What a douche.
Whay ya’ wanna’ bet he gets re-elected.
His motto: To Protect and Serve…unless it gets in the way of having a Good Time.
So? Wasn’t Nikki at the Clemson game while Columbia floated away? Let them eat cake.
“Let them eat cake.”
“That would be Shitwater Cake.”- Mayor T-Bone Shitwater
Funny stuff…Mayor Shitwater.
Mayor Shitwater. (If the shoe FITS…) My first meme… gosh
I guess the rapids will no longer be called white water.
Nice tits there on the Sheriff. So he flew across the country and then turned right back around and came home? He left his family at home in the middle of a catastrophe? Very poor judgement. He set a terrible example for his staff, and this had to have impacted their morale, out there busting their asses while he is in dry Tucson. For shame.
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I’m from Florence County. We knew we were going to get heavy rain and were in a flash flood warning. NO ONE ….. knew it was going to be like this. NO ONE. He runs a great police force and the fact he was away and things went smoothly show he is a strong administrator.
It makes no sense that he left. Period. He made it back yesterday afternoon. that means he missed everything that would have needed his presence….really a surprise.
Harris Pastides is running USC remote from the West Coast.
Two more years and he can pck up a big check.
typical Clempson Fan…..right Fits?
No sure who you’re talking to, but this is my home and this is my sheriff. He had prior plans and no one had a clue it was going to be this big. NO ONE. Lay off and let us mind our own business.