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Message from Richland County Sheriff‏
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - In the wake of yesterday's events, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott has released the following statement:

“We were fortunate in yesterday's shooting because Deputy Aull and the other deputies could have easily lost their life or suffered serious injuries. We do all we can to protect our deputies and community by providing the Deputies with the best equipment and training. Yesterday proved the value of both. The deputies constantly train on proper techniques and firearm training which prevented any deputy or citizen from being injured while the threat of the shooter was eliminated. Every deputy is issued a protective vest and is required to wear it. I believe it is my responsibly to provide each one a vest as part of their normal equipment issue and we should never rely on the community or special groups to provide vests for the deputies -- That should be a priority for any Sheriff, Chief, and local government. Yesterday proved just what a life saving piece of equipment the vest is when it is worn. Deputy Aull is sore but doing very well and she will be returning to full duty very soon.”

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