Clemson football standout Joins Laurens Police Department

September 9, 2022

It was a Tiger day in Laurens as Chief Keith Grounsell and the City of Laurens welcomed Taquon Johnson as he joined the Laurens Police Department  our team as a Police Officer.

Tayquon is a former Clemson football standout, a P.A.W. Journey Ambassador, recipient of the 2019 OJ Brigance Courage Award, recipient of the 2021 ACC Service Hours award and two-time ACC Champion (2019, 2020).

When speaking of Tayquon, Coach Dabo Swinny stated the following: “Very proud of Tayquon. His story and his abilities to overcome it is amazing. He is so well equipped through his journey of life. I have no doubt that he is going to be very successful.”

Laurens Police Chief Keith Grounsell said, “I was very impressed with the vision of Officer Johnson and his commitment to give back to help others. He has an amazing story! He is a person that comes from humble beginnings that has made significant accomplishments in his life so far. He has a servant’s heart and I look for him to accomplish great things and change many lives for the better while serving as a Police Officer.”

Welcome to Laurens Officer Johnson.