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Battle of the Badges


The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department in partnership with Lexington County public safety agencies, Lexington County School District One and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation donated $8,303 to the Make A Wish Foundation. The donation reflected proceeds from the fifth annual Battle of the Badges charity basketball game and dinner, which was conducted on Saturday, March 1 at Gilbert High School, 840 Main Street, Gilbert.

Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts and Lexington County Public Safety Director David W. Kerr said the $8,303 that was donated to the Make A Wish Foundation will enable a local child to realize the child’s wish of taking a trip to Disney World. The child’s parents wish to keep the child’s identity private. All proceeds from the Battle of the Badges benefitted the Make A Wish Foundation.

The Battle of the Badges featured a charity basketball game between a team of sheriff’s deputies and a team of personnel from Lexington County Public Safety, which includes the Fire Service, Emergency Medical Services and 911 Communications Center. The Sheriff’s Department team won the basketball game by a score of 70 to 55. About 400 people attended the event.

Resident Deputy Joe Auckerman, who serves the Gilbert, Hollow Creek and Summit communities, and Fire Service Station #8 Apparatus Operator Tony Banco coordinated their agencies participation in Battle of the Badges, Metts and Kerr said.

The Battle of the Badges charity basketball game and dinner reflects the Sheriff’s Department mission of providing professional law enforcement services that enhance the quality of life for all people in Lexington County, Metts said.

 


03/27/2015 - Deputy Receives Top Academic Honor  
03/25/2015 - Burglary Investigation  
03/23/2015 - Battle of the Badges  
03/22/2015 - Investigators Arrest Two Men in Fatal Shooting  
03/19/2015 - Scam Alert  
03/18/2015 - Investigators Seek Help from Citizens in Locating Motor Vehicle  
03/16/2015 - Online Scams and Internet Fraud Class for Citizens  
03/16/2015 - Sheriff Promotes Five Deputies  
03/15/2015 - Detectives Seek Help from Citizens in Identifying Man and Woman Who Left Badly Injured Dog Unattended at Animal Shelter  
03/12/2015 - Main Telephone Number for Sheriff's Department Operational  
03/11/2015 - Main Telephone Number for Sheriff's Department Not Operational  
03/10/2015 - Corrections Officers of the Month  
03/02/2015 - Inspection Results in Arrests of 13 Persons for Selling Counterfeit Items  
02/26/2015 - Annual Awards Banquet  
02/25/2015 - Fugitive Investigators Seek Help from Citizens in Finding Man Wanted on Burglary Charge  
02/25/2015 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Breaking Into Buildings at Two Schools  
02/23/2015 - Certified Jail Executive  
02/23/2015 - Detectives Charge 13-Year-Old Boy with Communicating Threat to Detonate Destructive Device at School  
02/18/2015 - Body Armor Donated to K-9 Police Dog  
02/12/2015 - Detectives Serve Man with Eight Arrest Warrants for Communicating Threats to Detonate Destructive Device at School  
02/11/2015 - Detectives Arrest Man for Communicating Threats to Detonate Destructive Device at School  
02/09/2015 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Stealing Lawn Mowers, Tractor and Loader Worth $35,000  
02/06/2015 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Stealing Lawn Mowers, Tractor and Loader Worth $35,000  
02/06/2015 - Career Seminar  
01/27/2015 - Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Young Girls in 2000 and 2014  


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