His father was a sheriff, his mother was a school teacher and Tommy Pope was destined to continue their careers in public service. After graduating from Rock Hill High School, Tommy pursued a degree in Business Management at the University of South Carolina. As a freshman, Tommy began working at the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED) as a “phone boy” — literally, the boy who answered the phones. Throughout his undergraduate years, in addition to his phone boy duties, Tommy ran the blood hounds, cut down marijuana fields and apprehended criminals. By the time he graduated from Carolina in 1984, he had “blue lights in his blood" and soon became a full time agent at SLED.
We are back in Columbia today to address the Governor’s vetoes. I look forward to wrapping up the budget in time for the July 1st start of the fiscal year! As always, you can reach me at email@example.com. - TPope
The #YCSOFamily is heart broken right now hearing the tragic news from our brothers & sister at the #Spartanburg County Sheriff’s Office.
We at the @YCSO_SC know of this loss all too well.
Our condolences & prayers to the family & Deputies during this difficult time. #YCSONews
Sending a Big Thank You to Rep Tommy Pope and the Mrs @tommypopeSC for taking time out of their Saturday to support Paint Clover Purple. Mayor Greg Holmes and I truly appreciate your continued support for the fight against Alzheimer’s! #ENDALZ
Thank you to the @TownofCloverSC for your support of the 2nd Annual Paint Clover Purple The Longest Day fundraiser to End Alzheimer's! Your support is vital in the fight to end Alzheimer's disease and other dementia. We couldn't do this without you. #ENDALZ