The Tri-County Fraternal Order of Police has presented its annual awards to members of local law enforcement.

The group handed out 37 awards and recognized members who had reached certain years of service during a special ceremony on Friday.

The awards were presented by guest host, state Rep. Chris Murphy, R-Dorchester. Those receiving recognition included:

S.C. Highway Patrol Lance Cpl. Mark McDonald of Troop 6 - Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

Chaplain Harold Phillips of the Charleston County Sheriff's Office - Member of the Year

Magistrate Bonnie Koonz - Margie F. Cannon Award of Judicial Excellence.

Major Ernest S. Moultrie of the Dorchester County Sheriff's Office - Award of Lifetime Achievement.