Rev. J. Eric Skidmore, member of the Chaplaincy Innovation Lab Advisory Group and program manager of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Assistance Program, is featured in the September/October issue of Carolina Alumni Review:
“Skidmore says it was unsung heroes who ultimately had the greatest role in shaping what he does. In 1994, after he became a volunteer chaplain with the South Carolina State Police, he saw those heroes in the officers, staff and their families he would counsel and comfort after traumatic events. The need was great: first responders not only face events that regularly make national headlines – notably shootings at churches and schools – they also experience the emotional toll of investigating horrific crimes and sudden deaths that may get little notice beyond their communities. ‘The more I worked within the culture of law enforcement, it was evident that it was underserved,’ said Skidmore, who left the pulpit in 1997 to become program manager of the S.C. Law Enforcement Assistance Program.”
Read more at the magazine’s site.