Each year the Joseph J. McGarry Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians on the Grand Strand presents the prestigious Public Servant of the Year award to an individual in the community who has represented the values and spirit of the Hibernians: Friendship, Unity and Christian Charity. Officer Amy Prock is known throughout the Myrtle Beach Police Force for her dedication and commitment to the community.
The name of the Division on the Grand Strand was changed to the Joseph J. McGarry Division to honor one of the Division’s members who was a Myrtle Beach Police Officer. Officer McGarry lost his life in the line of duty. The name change was the Hibernian way of honoring his memory.
In South Carolina the Joseph J. McGarry Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians was founded on the Grand Strand in 1996.