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Home  |  News  |  SHERIFF PROMOTES FIVE OFFICERS

SHERIFF PROMOTES FIVE OFFICERS
Saturday, September 8, 2012

 
LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC - Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts promoted one Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputy to serve as a law enforcement watch commander, two deputies to supervise road patrol shifts and two deputies to serve as assistant supervisors of road patrol shifts.

Metts promoted Jennifer “Jenn” Burns, 37, of Little Mountain, to the rank of lieutenant and assigned Burns to work as one of two law enforcement watch commanders. Burns previously held the rank of sergeant and supervised a road patrol shift in the South Region Patrol District, which is based in Pelion. On August 20, 2001, Metts appointed Burns to serve as a deputy.

Burns is the first woman to serve as a law enforcement watch commander with the Sheriff’s Department, Metts said. The law enforcement watch commander serves on a rotating, 12-hour night shift and reports directly to the assistant sheriff. The watch commander is responsible for supervising all night-time operations for the Sheriff’s Department.

Metts promoted Scott Barber, 33, of Irmo, to the rank of sergeant and assigned Barber to supervise a road patrol shift in the West Region Patrol District, which is based near Gilbert. Barber previously held the rank of master deputy and served as the assistant supervisor of a road patrol shift in the North Region Patrol District, which is based near Irmo. On December 3, 2007, Metts appointed Barber to serve as a deputy.

Metts promoted Christopher “Chris” Ricciardi, 44, of Leesville, to the rank of sergeant and assigned Ricciardi to supervise a road patrol shift in the South Region Patrol District. Ricciardi previously held the rank of master deputy and served as the assistant supervisor of a road patrol shift in the South Region Patrol District. On May 19, 2008, Metts appointed Ricciardi to serve as a deputy.

Metts promoted Edward “Eddie” Richardson, 34, of Lexington, to the rank of master deputy and assigned Richardson to serve as the assistant supervisor of a road patrol shift in the North Region Patrol District. Richardson previously served as a field training officer on a road patrol shift in the North Region Patrol District. On October 4, 2010, Metts appointed Richardson to serve as a deputy.

Metts promoted Benjamin Booth, 29, of Lexington, to the rank of master deputy and assigned Booth to serve as the assistant supervisor of a road patrol shift in the South Region Patrol District. Booth previously served as a deputy on a road patrol shift in the West Region Patrol District. On May 2, 2011, Metts appointed Booth to serve as a deputy.

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