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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.”



 


12/18/2014 - Deputies Arrest Two Men for Breaking Into Home  
12/17/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More Than 300 Winter Coats to Lexington Interfaith Community Services  
12/11/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Deputies  
12/11/2014 - Sheriff's Department Awarded Law Enforcement Accrediation for Sixth Time  
12/03/2014 - Sheriff's Department Employees Donate 2,100 Pounds of Food and 700 Toys  
12/02/2014 - Road Closures  
11/26/2014 - Coats for Kids  
11/25/2014 - Man Arrested in Stabbing Incident  
11/21/2014 - Deputy Honored by National Safety Council  
11/18/2014 - Two Persons Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
11/13/2014 - Investigators Arrest Two Additional Men in Fatal Shooting  
11/12/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Eight Deputies  
11/12/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man in Fatal Shooting  
11/11/2014 - Fatal Shooting  
11/06/2014 - UPS Foundation Donates $20,000 to Children's Shelter  
11/04/2014 - Corrections Officer of the Month  
10/31/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Eight Deputies  
10/24/2014 - Criminal Domestic Violence Video  
10/21/2014 - Deputies Arrest Man for Sexually Assaulting Two Females  
10/18/2014 - Detectives Arrest Woman for Threatening to Use Destructive Device  
10/06/2014 - White Knoll Business Coalition Open House  
09/29/2014 - Man Arrested for Robbing Two Convenience Stores and Trying to Rob One Discount Store  
09/25/2014 - Man Arrested in Fatal Shooting  
09/23/2014 - Man Charged with Burglary  
09/22/2014 - Shooting Incident  


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