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Florence State Trooper Named Overall Trooper of the Year

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Thursday, South Carolina Department of Public Safety named Senior Trooper William McInville Overall Trooper of the Year. McInville is from Florence, South Carolina and has been serving since 2010.

McInville was selected out of ten units of troopers who had each received recognition for their service this past year.

He was honored today for his actions from June 3, 2012, when he helped save a choking child.

McInville mad a routine traffic stop after a vehicle went through a stop light on U.S. 52 North at Cashua Drive, which nearly caused a collision.

The driver of the car, a female, handed over her 2-year-old child who was not breathing to McInville. He then started performing CPR on the child. After several abdominal thrust, the child spit out a piece of candy that was causing him to choke.

"That moment, when the child took a breath...was a great moment," McInville said.

A doctor later called McInvlle and said that without the trooper's help, the child would have most likely died.

Several upstate troopers were honored as well.

Lance Corporal Michael Duncan who won Trooper of the Year for his division said that while the award is nice, he feels its not only for him.

"It really doesn't go to me...it also goes to the family. its really more about the family then myself," Duncan said.

He was honored for helping solve a hit and run crime in Spartanburg.

Lance Corporal Michael D. Looney, also from Spartanburg, was honored for his part in stopping a robbery that resulted in arrests and confessions about a previous robbery.

"Its nice to get recognition," said Looney, "because sometimes you think your jobs a thankless job...so its nice to get recognition."

Among the State Troopers honored, the program also honored telecommunication operators that had handled stressful situations well.

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