A Kershaw County (S.C.) Sheriff's deputy who was fired for supporting a candidate who challenged the sitting sheriff in a 2010 election was recognized as "deputy of the year" by the community.
Deputy Tracey "Tick" Wilson was honored with the 2011 W. Roger Latham Deputy of the Year award on Sunday. The law enforcement service award recognizes exceptional qualities of service and dedication throughout the year, reports WIS-TV.
The deputy was fired by former Sheriff Steve McCaskill for supporting Jim Matthews in the sheriff's election. He won his job back, after Matthews defeated McCaskill.