City Detective Lynch receives the Enrique Camarena Award
By Pat Dowling |
On Feb. 4 the South Carolina Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks (BPOE) presented North Myrtle Beach Police Detective Will Lynch with the Enrique Camarena Award at the SC BPOE’s 2017 SCEA Winter Convention in Myrtle Beach.
The award was given to Lynch in recognition of his tireless efforts in combatting narcotics as a member of the North Myrtle Beach Department of Public Safety and the 15th Circuit Drug Enforcement Unit.
Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena was an 11 year veteran agent of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), who was kidnapped, brutally tortured and then murdered in Mexico in 1985 while investigating drug trafficking into the United States.
Prior to serving with the DEA, Agent Camarena was a firefighter, a criminal investigator and a narcotics officer. He was a loving husband and a father of three children. His death has inspired millions of Americans to lead a drug-free life and the Elks celebrate his commitment to this effort with the annual award.