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Major John Allard, PIO Office, 785-2415, 24-Hour Press Box: 799-2001, Ext. 1100

Deputy Receives Top Academic Award from South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy


Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Deputy Kason B. Gardner on Friday, October 11 received the J.P. Strom Award from South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Director Hubert F. Harrell during a graduation ceremony for Basic Law Enforcement Training Session 606.

Gardner, 22, of Batesburg-Leesville, earned the state Criminal Justice Academy’s top academic award by attaining the highest cumulative point total for all written tests that were given during the basic law enforcement officer training session, Harrell said.

On April 29, Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts appointed Gardner to serve as a deputy.

“Kason joins a select number of exceptional law enforcement officers in South Carolina who have earned the highly coveted J.P. Strom Award,” Metts said.

“Kason already has developed a reputation at our agency for performing his duties at a high level,” Metts said. “When you give Kason an assignment, you can count on it being done correctly. I believe that Kason will be an excellent deputy.”



 


07/28/2014 - Homeland Protection Certification  
07/25/2014 - Two Men Arrested in Convenience Store Robbery  
07/24/2014 - Explorer Post Wins National Award  
07/23/2014 - Law Enforcement Re-Accreditation  
07/23/2014 - Job Fair and Open House  
07/23/2014 - Deputy Receives Distinguished Graduate Award  
07/18/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
07/19/2014 - Detectives Charge Man with Restaurant Robbery  
07/19/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Women and One Man for Breaking Into Home at Gunpoint  
07/16/2014 - Reserve Deputy Training  
07/12/2014 - Detention Center Enhances Visitation With Inmates  
07/11/2014 - Deputies Arrest Teen-Ager for Breaking Into Home  
07/09/2014 - More than 70 Units of Blood Donated to Red Cross  
07/08/2014 - More than 500 Eyeglasses Donated to South Carolina Lions Charitable Services  
07/06/2014 - Investigators Arrest Three Additional Persons for Illegally Operating Gaming House  
07/04/2014 - Investigators Arrest Man for Illegally Operating Gaming House  
07/04/2014 - Inspection Results in Arrests of Two Men for Selling Counterfeit Items  
07/03/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
07/03/2014 - Book Sale  
07/03/2014 - 5th Annual Catfish Tournament  
07/03/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Impersonating Law Enforcement Officer and Kidnapping Women at Motel  
06/28/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Attempting to Sexually Assault Two Women at Motel  
06/25/2014 - Cell Phones for Soldiers  
06/25/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Four Deputies  
06/23/2014 - Honor Flight  


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