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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.”



 


09/17/2014 - Road Closures  
09/17/2014 - Detectives Arrest Man for Trying to Steal Two Motor Vehicles  
09/16/2014 - Sheriff's Department Donates More than $3,000 to Nancy K. Perry Children's Shelter  
09/11/2014 - Man Returned to Lexington County on Murder Charges  
09/09/2014 - Missing Person Investigation  
09/07/2014 - Woman Charged with Intentionally Setting Fire to Residence  
08/28/2014 - Fugitive Investigators Arrest Man Who Owed More Than $170,000 in Child Support Payments  
08/25/2014 - Sheriffs Department Donates Over 700 to United Way  
08/22/2014 - CrimeStoppers Tip Enables Detectives to File Charge  
08/19/2014 - Explorers Post 106 First Nighters Meeting  
08/19/2014 - Detectives Arrest Two Men for Stealing One Motor Vehicle and Stealing Items from Four Motor Vehicles  
08/14/2014 - Man Arrested for Sexually Assaulting Two Children  
08/08/2014 - Officer Involved Shooting Investigation  
08/07/2014 - Aviation Unit Recovers Stolen Vehicle During National Night Out  
08/04/2014 - Man Arrested for Attempted Murder and Heroin Trafficking  
07/31/2014 - Sheriff Promotes Two Deputies  
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  


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