US Attorney: Career Law Enforcement Coordinator Receives South Carolina’s Highest Civilian Honor

Career Law Enforcement Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney’s Office Awarded South Carolina’s Highest Civilian Honor by Governor McMaster

 Columbia, South Carolina —- United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon is proud to announce that Rebecca Ann “Becky” Plyler was awarded the Order of the Palmetto by Governor Henry McMaster.The Order of the Palmetto is considered the highest civilian honor in the State of South Carolina. It was first awarded in 1971 by Governor John C. West. It recognizes a person’s lifetime achievements and contributions to the State of South Carolina. Prior Order of the Palmetto recipients include singer James Brown and author Pat Conroy.

Ms. Plyler was  surrounded by her colleagues and members of local, state, and federal law enforcement from across the state when she received the award during a surprise office gathering earlier this week.  After 39 years of dedicated service to the U.S. Attorney’s Office as well as to law enforcement and citizens in communities across the state, Mrs. Plyler is set to retire at the end of the year.During the gathering, Mrs. Plyler was also awarded the Chief’s Award by Chief Mark Keel from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED).  A very prestigious award, the Chief’s Award has only been given to three other recipients over the years.