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Employee of the Quarter


Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts on Thursday, March 6 recognized Lexington County Sheriff’s Department Lake Murray Marine Patrol Deputy Brian Borough as the Sheriff’s Department Employee of the Quarter for the fourth quarter of 2013. The Lexington County Sheriff’s Advisory Council selected Borough, 43, of Lexington, for the honor.

In addition to recognizing Borough as the Employee of the Quarter, Metts presented Borough with the Sheriff’s Department Life Saving Award in recognition of actions that Borough took on December 22, 2013 to get medical assistance for an 83-year-old woman who was alone in her home on Amberly Court near Irmo when she experienced a medical emergency. Borough went to the woman’s home in order to check on the woman’s well-being since no one had been able to contact the woman and the woman’s husband was in the hospital.

Borough found that the 83-year-old woman’s home was locked, with no indication of activity inside the home, Metts said. Borough thought that the woman was in danger and forced entry into the home, where he found the woman lying face down on a bathroom floor. Borough immediately requested help from Lexington County Emergency Medical Services, recognizing that the woman was in severe distress with her life in danger. Borough determined that the woman had fallen in the bathroom the previous day and had been unable to get on her feet.

Emergency Medical Services personnel transported the 83-year-old woman to Lexington Medical Center, where the woman successfully received medical treatment, Metts said.

“Brian acted urgently and decisively to ensure that the 83-year-old woman quickly received medical treatment that saved the woman’s life,” Metts said.

During a Sheriff’s Department quarterly employee awards ceremony on Thursday, Metts also recognized six reserve deputies who voluntarily worked a combined total of 30,726 hours in the last five years for the Sheriff’s Department, assisting full-time paid deputies.

Metts presented the Sheriff’s Department Distinguished Reserve Deputy Award to Reserve Capt. Lee Thomas, Reserve Sgt. John Lookabill, Reserve Sgt. Worth Rogers, Reserve Sgt. Tom Robinson, Reserve Deputy Eli Maoli and Reserve Deputy Scott Zylstra, who now is a full-time deputy. In order to be eligible for the award, a reserve deputy must work at least 700 hours in one year for the Sheriff’s Department or at least 3,000 hours over a five-year period.

Thomas, 50, of Columbia, voluntarily worked 891 hours for the Sheriff’s Department in 2013 and a total of 4,783 hours in the last five years, Metts said. On April 3, 1996, Metts appointed Thomas to serve as a reserve deputy.

Lookabill, 64, of Lexington, voluntarily worked 1,614 hours for the Sheriff’s Department in 2013 and a total of 8,455 hours in the last five years, Metts said. On April 6, 2006, Metts appointed Lookabill to serve as a reserve deputy.

Rogers, 60, of West Columbia, voluntarily worked a total of 3,464 hours for the Sheriff’s Department in the last five years, Metts said. On March 30, 2004, Metts appointed Rogers to serve as a reserve deputy.

Robinson, 69, of Leesville, voluntarily worked a total of 3,944 hours for the Sheriff’s Department in the last five years, Metts said. On April 6, 2006, Metts appointed Robinson to serve as a reserve deputy.

Maoli, 63, of Elgin, voluntarily worked 877 hours for the Sheriff’s Department in 2013 and a total of 6,048 hours in the last five years, Metts said. On August 16, 2007, Metts appointed Maoli to serve as a reserve deputy.

Zylstra, 50, of Columbia, voluntarily worked 1,039 hours for the Sheriff’s Department in 2013 and a total of 4,032 hours in the last five years, Metts said. On April 15, 2009, Metts appointed Zylstra to serve as a reserve deputy.

 


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