Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announces promotions and transfers

Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon recently promoted six deputies and transferred another.

Kevin Baum, 30, has been promoted to master deputy in patrol. Baum, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a patrol deputy in the department’s west region, which is based near Gilbert. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in February 2015.

Anthony Creech, 34, has been promoted to investigations sergeant. Creech, a resident of Lexington, previously served as an investigator. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August 2009.

Craig Finley, 35, has been promoted to criminal investigator. Finley, a resident of Leesville, previously served as a resident deputy in Gilbert. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in December 2013.

James Pratt, 37, has been promoted to criminal investigator. Pratt, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a school resource officer. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in July 2012.

Frank Ramunni, 28, has been promoted to criminal investigator. Ramunni, a resident of Lexington, previously served as deputy in the warrant division. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August 2015.

Tyler Watford, 25, has been promoted to resident deputy in Swansea. Watford, a resident of Gaston, previously served as a deputy in the department’s south region, which is based near Pelion. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in November 2015.

Jeff Weed, 55, has been transferred to sergeant over Chapin. Weed, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a sergeant in the department’s north region, which is based near Irmo. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in November 1989.

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