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Brynley Farr

Meet Nominee Sergeant Bill Finch

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“I believe the good Lord put the peacemakers here. We were put here for a reason. We were designed to be able to handle this. I feel like I was designed to do this job. When I got into the job, it was so obvious that I had made the…

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Meet Nominee Sheriff Lee Foster

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Sheriff Lee Foster is a part of the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office, and his nomination reads that he “is passionate about law enforcement, but more importantly, he’s passionate about serving his fellow man.” Sheriff Lee Foster has wanted to be in law enforcement since he was a small child. He…

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Meet Nominee Lance Corporal Robert Gibbs

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Lance Corporal Robert V. Gibbs is an officer with the South Carolina Bureau of Protective Services, and has been assigned to the Governor’s Mansion Division for going on 12 years. In his nomination, you can see how much of a family man Lance Corporal Gibbs is and just how much…

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Meet Nominee Patrolman First Class India Taylor

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“You have the ability to affect change, even if it’s just one person.” For Patrolman First Class India Taylor, law enforcement was always her back up plan. She originally wanted to play basketball in the WNBA, but knew she could excel elsewhere if she didn’t make it in the professional…

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Meet Nominee Patrol Officer James Stone

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Meet Patrol Officer James Stone with the South Congaree Police Department. He’s been in law enforcement for a total of twenty years, four of which were spent in the Air Force. In Patrol Officer Stone’s nomination, it states that he “has taken time to show the community that police are…

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Meet Nominee Sergeant Peyton Sherwood

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A true hero is ready to help a person in need no matter the circumstance. That was the case for Sergeant Peyton Sherwood from the North Charleston Police Department. On Sunday, April 22, 2018, Sergeant Sherwood was enjoying the day off with his daughters when a call came in—a man…

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Meet Nominee Corporal Josh Addy

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His nomination read, “Josh’s impact with the community and the department has been tremendous and he truly has set the bar for not just the Community Outreach Services Unit, but for Law Enforcement as a whole.” Meet Corporal Josh Addy with the Cayce Department of Public Service. Corporal Addy has…

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Meet Nominee Sergeant Carl Smith

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Meet Sergeant Carl Smith from the Camden Police Department. He said in his interview that he “believes in making something positive in everybody’s life. Even people I’ve had to arrest. To me, you have to treat everybody with respect and dignity.” He grew up in a poor family, where his…

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Meet Nominee Officer Alex Adkins

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Meet Officer Alex Adkins with the Forest Acres Police Department. His one of our finalists for the Officer Gregory Alia Award, which recognizes officers for excellence in community service. Community service is at the heart of all that Officer Adkins does. “He is always looking for a way to connect…

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Meet Nominee Nathaniel Graham

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Recently, Deputy Nathaniel Graham with the Richland County Sheriff’s Department responded to a call. There had been a lot of break-ins and deputies had caught someone involved. He was only 12 years old. “I had the chance to sit there and talk with him,” Deputy Graham shared. “The family he…

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