Category Archives: Law Enforcement

Heroes In Blue Announces Local Restaurants Participating in 3rd Annual Feed an Officer Campaign

Columbia, SC –Heroes In Blue is excited to announce that over 40 local restaurants will be participating in the 3rd Annual Feed An Officer Campaign. The participating restaurants include: Eggs Up Grill (Devine St and Lexington locations), Il Giorgiones, Henry’s (Devine St, NE, and Cayce locations) Miyo’s (Harbison & Forest Drive locations),LaBrasca’s Pizza, Market Restaurant, The Sandwich Shop, Blue Marlin, Pitas, Happy Café, Pizza Joint, Groucho’s - Forest Drive, Lizard Thicket –…
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SC police group names Lexington County Sheriff’s Department top agency

LEXINGTON, S.C. – The South Carolina Law Enforcement Officers’ Association presented the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department with its Excellence in Law Enforcement award Nov. 7 at the association’s annual training conference. “The SCLEOA Excellence in Law Enforcement award is a testament to the great men and women who work throughout our entire department,” Lexington County…
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Heroes In Blue Announces Plans for 3rd Annual Feed an Officer Campaign

Columbia, SC –Heroes In Blue is pleased to publicize their official plans for the 3rd Annual Feed an Officer Campaign. In 2016, the Campaign was able to provide lunch to 531 officers and the participating restaurants provided more than $7700 in gift cards. The 2017 Campaign will begin on Sunday, November 26th and will go through December 11th. During the days of the Campaign,…
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Columbia Police Department Holds Promotional Ceremony

On Thursday, October 19, at 5:30p.m., the Columbia Police Department held a Promotional Ceremony to recognize two officers that have achieved new ranks. Lieutenant John P. Williams has been promoted to the rank of captain and Sergeant Paul T. Blendowski has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant. John “J.P.” Williams has been a resident…
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Over 10,000 Students to Pledge Against Gun Violence

COLUMBIA, South Carolina ------- United States Attorney Beth Drake announced today that members of the United States Attorney’s Office and their local, state, and federal law enforcement partners began visiting schools across South Carolina, to meet with students and conduct presentations as a part of South Carolina’s 16th Annual Student Pledge Against Gun Violence. With a focus…
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Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run

Lexington, SC – Fun For Everyone! The Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation invites you to join us for a morning of fun and competition at the “Jailbreak Escape Urban Challenge Run – Fifth Time’s The Charm”. Date: Saturday, August 19, 2017 Where: Lexington County Sheriff’s Department 521 Gibson Rd., Lexington, SC (Call 803-785-8230 for directions) Time:…
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Corrections Officers Fill Invaluable Roles in Public Safety

(Richland PIO)― When Shane Kitchen was named the interim director of Richland County’s jail, one of the first things he did was reach into his own pocket to purchase a barbecue grill for the facility. National Corrections Officers and Employees Week was coming and Kitchen thought it was a great time to celebrate the men…
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Columbia Police Department Kick’s Off Annual Fan the Heat Program

The Columbia Police Department is now accepting donations for the annual Fan the Heat program. In order to make this year’s event a success, donations from the public are needed. In particular, CPD will be collecting fans, air conditioning units and financial contributions for worthy citizens from now until Thursday, August 31, 2017. Since its…
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