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Home  |  News  |  Sheriff announces winner of 2014 Sheriff of the Year

Sheriff announces winner of 2014 Sheriff of the Year
Thursday, May 8, 2014

RICHLAND COUNTY, SC - Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott is proud to announce, and to have nominated, Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews as the 2014 South Carolina Sheriff’s Association Sheriff of the Year.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that he has worked with Sheriff Jim Matthews for more than 30 years and was honored to nominate him because of his proven track record in fighting crime and cooperation with law enforcement.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Jim Matthews has been a catalyst for improving the quality of life in Kershaw County. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Jim Matthews has exhibited selfless devotion to the professionalism of the department and an unwavering commitment to his citizens. Sheriff Leon Lott stated that the Richland and Kershaw County Sheriff’s Departments have worked side by side on many investigations/issues and the cooperation has been excellent.

Sheriff Leon Lott stated that Jim Matthews has worked tirelessly on changing the perception of law enforcement in Kershaw County and by restructuring the agency has created greater efficiency and effectiveness of the agency. From being named the top agency, three years running, for DUI enforcement to earning the respect of his subordinates and peers, Sheriff Jim Matthews is making a positive difference in our communities.

Sheriff Leon Lott added that he nominated Jim Matthews as the 2014 Sheriff of the Year because Sheriff Matthews has a long-term vision and commitment which is bringing the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Department to one respected by citizens and public safety across South Carolina. His dedication to the safety all of the citizens, he is sworn to serve, made him the ideal candidate for this prestigious award.

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