Category Archives: Sheriff’s Blog

Take a break to drive awake

It has probably happened to you. You are driving on a long trip, traveling alone or at night, or perhaps just off from a long shift at work—and you start to yawn. Your eyes are heavy, the road seems to go on forever, and your vehicle veers. You have just entered a danger zone. Drowsy…
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Join us Aug. 7 for ‘National Night Out’

As summer break comes to an end, the Sheriff’s Department is preparing for one last opportunity to connect with people across Lexington County before the new school year. National Night Out will be observed Aug. 7 this year. The event is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make our…
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Kids and hot cars turn into tragedy

Losing a child is one of life’s greatest tragedies. For the parents, family, friends, and loved ones…for everyone involved. It’s especially hard when the death was preventable. For 2018, South Carolina tops the national list in the number of kids who have died after being left in a hot car. These tragedies could have been…
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Stay alert while filling up

With about a month left in the summer travel season, I want to remind you to be cautious during your travels. You’re likely driving to your destination and that means filling up your car’s tank at gas stations you might not be familiar with on roads you’ve never traveled. The unique setting can allow thieves…
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