Showsight September 2021


Club Vice President and Show Chair Kris Harner introduced Officer Jumper’s family members and dignitaries to the crowd while Judge Michael Faulkner marked his book for Best In Show. photo courtesy of Bryan McNabb Photography

South Carolina State Representative Jason Elliott, GKC President Jeanette Stribling, AKC Delegate Gloria Askins, and Greenville County Sheriff Hobart Lewis.

photo courtesy of Bryan McNabb Photography

Hundreds of people poured into Greenville’s Bon Secours Are- na where Sgt. Jumper’s American flag-draped casket arrived on a horse drawn carriage. His K-9, Tango, followed the casket down the aisle of the arena. South Carolina Governor Henry McMaster presented a folded flag to Jumper’s wife of 25 years, Sarah. His daughter, Catherine “Cat” Jumper, sat next to her mother, holding her hand as they later walked behind the casket. The service was televised and the Greenville News reported: A procession of law enforcement vehicles seven miles long accompa- nied Jumper’s body along Interstate 385 past hundreds of county residents who stood along overpasses or pulled to the side of the interstate to pay their respects. Fire engines hung American flags on overpasses from Greenville through Laurens County where Jumper was buried at the Pomaria Cemetery. (Ray L. Kelly, 37, of Medford, New York, faces a murder charge along with numerous others in the death of Conley Jumper.) Members of GKC adored Sgt. Jumper and planned to put their hearts into making the July shows special for his family. President Jeanette Stribling and Show Chairman Kris Harner, and Assistant Show Chair Sue Dwelly, had all committees humming! Board member Sharon Smith was busy with former President Bobbie Fairbanks planning the flower arrangements. They incorporated cuttings from the gardens of Bobbie and AKC Delegate Gloria Askins into the arrangements. Sharon’s work surpassed that of any dog show I’ve ever attended, including the most famous, in creat- ing gorgeous flowers for the shows! Refreshments were ordered, including cake and cookies decorated with Sgt. Jumper’s badge number, for all exhibitors and guests. And not long before the

Blake Roulette, Rep. Jason Elliott, Sheriff Hobart Lewis, Cat Jumper with Ansley and Brian Osborne, and Dr. Robert Presley. photo courtesy of Bryan McNabb Photography

photo courtesy of Bryan McNabb Photography


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