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Local Midlands Police Departments, including the Columbia Police Department, Lexington Police Department, Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department, and Forest Acres Police Department, in partnership with Serve & Connect, the South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association and the SC Police Chief’s Association, donated over 3,000 lbs. of food…

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It Was a KNIGHT to Remember

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Wow! Our Third Annual Knight of Honor Gala was truly a knight to remember. It was an incredible evening filled with community, live entertainment, delicious food and drink, and plenty of heroes. It was our distinct honor and privilege to be able to recognize and award many of these heroes…

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Meet Nominee Master Deputy Renaldo Cropp

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“Many times, the guys on the road are called to assist with incidents that they never receive training for. The removal of these snakes was highly dangerous.”   Meet Master Deputy Renaldo Cropp with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department. When a call came through from the dispatcher involving a situation…

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Meet Nominee Patrol Officer Karen DeVors

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“To help people. It’s that simple. This is a great way to do it.”   Meet Patrol Officer Karen DeVors from the Camden Police Department. She’s been with the Camden Police Department for a little over a year, but has spent a total of 7 years in law enforcement. Her…

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Meet Nominee Investigator Keith Lewis

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With 37 years spent in law enforcement—beginning as a deputy sheriff in Fairfield County and working his way up to Chief Deputy in the Fairfield County Sheriff’s Office—Investigator Keith Lewis brings a lot of experience to his work in the Sixth Circuit Solicitor’s Office. “Investigator Lewis does his job with…

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Meet Nominee Deputy Tammy H. Erwin

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“I was in an abusive relationship in high school and I went through a really hard time. I never pressed charges; I never had an advocate. I feel like if I can get the word out to young people, maybe there will be a young girl out there that wouldn’t…

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Meet Nominee Sergeant Harold Phillips

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Throughout Charleston County, you’ll find numerous individuals who are inspired by and who believe in Sergeant Harold Phillips, who works in the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office. Numerous nominations came in for Sergeant Phillips and all of them spoke about what a caring and outstanding individual that he is and that…

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Meet Nominee Captain Torian Roseboro

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From his volunteer work throughout the community to the work he does daily as a Captain with the Columbia Metro Airport Department of Public Safety, Captain Torian Roseboro is always going above and beyond for his community. He’s been on the police side of things since 2012, but his life…

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Meet Nominee Master Deputy Scott Heath

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“He’s a natural leader,” his nomination read. “He always looks for possible ways to impact the citizens and make a difference.”   Master Deputy Scott Heath, with the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office, has been in law enforcement for six years. His nomination shows us that Master Deputy Heath is all…

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A Hero in Blue

By | History, In The News

BY MELISSA ANDREWS A dark shadow was cast on the gloomy afternoon of Sat., Oct. 3, 2015. A dark yet still somehow beautiful shadow created by the blue uniforms of hundreds of police officers solemnly marching down Devine Street on their way to the funeral of a hometown hero. It…

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March Jefferson Award winner Kassy Alia

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COLUMBIA, SC (WACH) – This month’s Jefferson Award winner is leading the movement to help give back to the police community. Kassy Alia’s husband, Greg, was killed in the line of duty in Sept. of 2015. Since then Alia created the Serve and Protect organization and helps not only give…

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The 2017 Best of Philanthropy Awards

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BY MELISSA ANDREWS Every year, Central Carolina Community Foundation and Columbia Metropolitan Magazine partner to honor people in our community who are making a difference. This year, three individuals and one company have been selected, and they are each extraordinary in their own right, having found a calling to help…

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