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Officer Shares Cool Water with Suspect

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Across the county, the sun is shining and the temperature is rising. As families look forward to summer fun, others worry about the heat. Police departments nationwide have programs that seek to help people manage hot summer days. Local examples in South Carolina include Columbia Police Department’s Annual “Fan the…

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Thursday Thoughts: The Meaning of Hope

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A few weeks ago, I was invited to speak to a group of young men at the Department of Juvenile Justice who were close to getting parole. I wracked my brain – what could I possibly say to them? I didn’t know their stories or circumstances. Then, I realized –…

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Captain Teena Gooding – Our Wonder Woman Wednesday

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Meet Captain Teena Gooding with the University of South Carolina Division of Law Enforcement and Safety Teena, who joined the force in 2003, is University of South Carolina‘s first female captain. She serves on the board of the South Carolina Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics – the first board member ever to…

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Erin Billa: Our Wonder Woman for April 18th

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On February 20th, Officer Justin Billa with the Mobile Police Department​ was shot and killed in the line of duty. In 2016, Officer Billa was interviewed by FOX10 News​. He shared, “We need to go back to helping people instead of just taking them to jail and creating bigger problems,”…

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Thank you Junior Women’s Club of Lake Murray!

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We were humbled to receive a generous donation from the Junior Women’s Club of Lake Murray! The organization is a non-profit organization started in 2011 as an effort to involve local young women in the betterment of the Lake Murray area community. Members of the JWC collected toiletrees for our Compassionate Acts…

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Kassy Alia Speaks at Victim’s Rights Week

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Kassy Alia, Founder and CEO of Serve & Connect, was honored to speak at this year’s Victims Rights Week Conference. The conference provides cutting-edge training and networking with experts in the field of victims advocacy. Kassy spoke during the Fallen Officer’s Tribute. Her message was simple – when we honor…

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Corporal Dale Hallman Memorial Fund

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Donate to the Dale Hallman Memorial Fund by clicking this link.  About the fundraiser: On April 6, 2018, Corporal Dale Hallman of the Saluda County Sheriff’s Office died in the line of duty.  Late last night, the Sheriff’s Office called for K9 backup to catch a suspect who had ran…

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Sgt. Alia Paramore: This Week’s Wonder Woman!

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Meet Sgt. Alia Paramore, our #WonderWomanWednesday for this week! She is a 13-year vet with the City of Greenville, SC Police Department. A neat fact about Alia? She recently participated in a pageant! We asked her why: “I’ve been in combat boots and kevlar for a decade. When I’m out…

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