Thank and remember officers who serve our community

It’s great to live in a community that supports law enforcement. I routinely remind the men and women of the Sheriff’s Department we’re very fortunate to serve citizens who believe in what we do and stand behind us in a variety of ways. Next week is an opportunity for you to formally come out and support […]

Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk set for May 27

The Lexington County Sheriff’s Department and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Foundation are co-hosting the 11th Jailbreak 5K Run & Walk May 27. “Over the past 10 years, more than 5,000 participants of all ages and fitness levels have gathered in Lexington to enjoy a morning of fun and friendly competition,” Sheriff Jay Koon said. “Not […]

Suspect fatally wounded after attempted warrant service

A Lexington County man wanted on drug charges was fatally shot Tuesday morning after he threatened officers. Around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, a fugitive task force consisting of U.S. Marshals, deputies from Lexington and Richland counties and Columbia police officers attempted to serve a warrant in the 200 block of Seleta Circle. Shortly after officers arrived, they made […]

Honoring those who work in corrections

Just as President Ronald Reagan did 33 years ago with a presidential proclamation, I’d like to use my space for this week’s Sheriff’s Blog entry to call upon you to recognize the contributions of the correctional officers of our county. This week is National Correctional Officers and Employees Week. We’re marking the occasion with special […]