Category Archives: Sheriff’s Blog

As temps rise, look before you lock

Though we’re not yet in the dead of summer and the heat that comes with it in Lexington County, warmer temperatures are certainly on the way. Even now with the high temps hitting the 80s, that makes conditions inside a parked car hot and unsafe. On an 80-degree day, a car can reach deadly levels…
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Texting and driving don’t mix

In my most recent blog entry, I encouraged you to avoid using your phone or anything else distracting while you're behind the wheel. I’d like to tell you more this week about the importance of keeping your eyes on the road and off your phone. It only takes a few seconds for a child to…
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Distracted driving can be deadly

There are many rules to remember when you get behind the wheel, like always wearing a seat belt, driving sober, and obeying the posted speed limit. There is one thing you should add to that list: never use your phone while you are behind the wheel. There were 37,461 lives lost on America’s roadways in…
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April is ‘Child Abuse Prevention Month’

Since April was first declared Child Prevention Abuse Month in 1983, the entire month has become a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse. We’re committed to be a part of that effort as we work with a number of community organizations united against child abuse. Part…
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