Police and Fire

Rishard Lewis Geter

Area man receives 40 years

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A Spartanburg man has been sentenced to 40 years in prison for Murder as well as a 10 year prison sentence for Breach of Peace of a High and Aggravated Nature and a five year prison sentence for Possession of a Weapon During Commission of a Violent Crime to both run concurrently with each other and the 40 year Murder sentence.

Crime Report for the Week of Feb. 22

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(Note: All information contained in the following was taken directly from the official incident reports filed by the City of Greer Police Department. All suspects are to be considered innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.)
Public Drunk
Reinald Vallejo, 43, of Greer has been charged with Public Drunk.

Steven Carpenter - Tyger River Fire Department

Service Spotlight

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Steven Carpenter has been in the fire service for 20 years, and he finds his purpose by helping his community members. Going from a large department to a smaller one in Greer, he said, was exactly what he wanted. He is now lieutenant. 
The Greer Citizen (GC): What is your purpose for being a firefighter?

Robbery reported

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Around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 8, Greer Police Department was dispatched to a report of a robbery in the parking lot of Bradford Apartments.

Captain Patrick Fortenberry said the victims were located, and the suspects had fled the area during the incident. He said detectives are continuing to investigate the incident.

Officers respond

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On Friday, Feb. 10, around 4 a.m., officers with the Greer Police Department responded to a residence on East Poinsett Street near 4th Street in response to gunshots being fired, according to an incident report.

Michael Smith - Tyger River Fire Department

Service Spotlight

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Michael Smith, firefighter and driver operator at Tyger River Fire Department, has been in the field for 10 years. He found his passion for the fire service during an interesting time in his life, which ultimately led to his best decision.


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