Sheriff's Deputy of the Year Named

They put their lives on the line, protecting and serving every day, and now one of Beaufort County's finest is being recognized for his efforts. In a special ceremony on Hilton Head Island, LCpl. Anthony Zartman was named the Sheriff's Deputy of the Year. The Hilton Head Rotary Club presents the award each year to an officer who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Zartman won for being calm under pressure and having one of the more humble and pleasant personalities among the deputies. "It's not just me, though," he said. "It's everyone in the sheriff's office, but this actually signifies everyone who works for us. It's great, it feels good to be thanked once in a while."

The awards banquet named one deputy and one private community security guard of the year.

Reported by: Chris Cowperthwaite,