South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association Announces Deputy Sheriff of the Year
Columbia, SC -- The South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association is proud to announce that Lieutenant Michael Miller of the Lancaster County Sheriff’s Office has been selected as the Association’s 2013 Deputy of the Year.
Lt. Miller was nominated for this prestigious honor by Lancaster County Sheriff, Barry Faile. In nominating Lt. Miller, Sheriff Faile noted, “This nomination is not based upon one incident or one thing that Lt. Miller has accomplished. Rather, this nomination was based upon his everyday work ethic and what he has accomplished over the course of a year.”
Specifically, Sheriff Faile touted Lt. Miller’s passion, dedication, and enthusiasm for his job. In January of 2013, the Lancaster County Sheriffs’ Office implemented a new, data driven approach to combating crime called CrimeTRAC. During the implementation phase of this new method, Lt. Miller eagerly volunteered to oversee District Two, which included many of the higher crime rate zones in the county. Lt. Miller quickly noticed that two particular nightclubs were causing significant problems for his district. Through the collaborative efforts of Lt. Miller, community leaders, and the State Law Enforcement Division, those two nightclubs lost their alcohol licenses and eventually closed their doors. Ultimately, Lt. Miller’s dedicated service has led to a significant reduction in crime and a greater quality of life for the citizens of Lancaster County. His energetic passion and unwavering desire to decrease crime made it easy to choose Lt. Michael Miller as the 2013 South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association Deputy of the Year.
This tremendous honor will be presented to Lt. Miller at the Association’s Annual Conference, which will be held in Myrtle Beach in July. There, US Patriot Tactical - a longtime supporter of the SC Sheriffs’ Association - will also make a special presentation to Lt. Miller. Paul Paterson, Vice President of US Patriot Tactical, said “US Patriot Tactical is a company who likes to reward the men and women who have their boots on the ground. It is clear that Lt. Miller has done a remarkable job and deserves to be rewarded for his efforts.” Paterson went on to say, “We hope this award will inspire other deputies to roll their sleeves up and get involved in their communities. Lt. Miller saw a need and took the initiative to make something positive happen. We appreciate and applaud his efforts.”
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