Chapin Town Hall hosts party for former chief who is becoming a teacher

By Karamie Sullivan

Chapin Police Department’s Captain Troy Crump enjoyed an evening with family and friends in celebration of his retirement from law enforcement Tuesday evening.

Crump, at one time, served in the role of Chapin’s police chief. He then became the Community Relations Captain in 2016. Crump has also worked for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Columbia Police Department.

The town hall hosted a drop-in from 4-6 p.m. for residents to come and congratulate Crump on his years served as an officer.

“I’m very excited to be retiring from law enforcement, it’s going to be very different not putting a uniform on every day,” said Crump.

His last day working in the town will be July 28. However, Crump is not going to be sitting idle. When asked what he will be doing to celebrate, he said there won’t be much time. He will be immediately teaching for SC Whitmore School. It’s an online charter high school. Crump has previously been teaching for the school part time, and was recently offered a full-time position.

Those who came to see Crump off had positive remarks about him.

“I wanted to come because I’ve known him for a long time, and I speak to him every time I see him,” said Fritz Hill. “He’s certainly a fine man.”

Crump was very appreciative of the people who came out to acknowledge his service to the town. “It’s a good feeling to have the support of the community and town leaders,” said Crump. Retired Chapin Police Chief Robert Smith was also present.

Crump previously worked for the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department. He was there for 13 years in different positions including deputy sheriff, and crime investigator. Prior to that, he worked for the Columbia Police Department for six years.

Chapin PD photo/and Karamie Sullivan-ColaDaily photo. 

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