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Deputy Fired In Election Flap Named Deputy of the Year

December 05, 2011  | 

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.

Tags: Kershaw County (S.C.) Sheriff, Elections, First Amendment


Comments (4)

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j. Davenport @ 12/5/2011 7:28 PM

Outstanding! great job by the Deputy and another reason why politics has no place in law enforcement.

Laura @ 12/5/2011 7:59 PM

I guess McCaskill for got it was an elected position and that he was not God. No wonder the deputy was backing Matthews. Makes you wonder what else the prior Sheriff had done during his term in office.

Eric Kolbinsky @ 12/6/2011 10:43 AM

I worked with Sheriff Matthews when he was a Special Agent with DEA. Jim is an exemplary law enformcement officer. Kershaw County is very fortunate to have him as their Sheriff. Congratulations Deputy Wilson!

Rick Holford @ 12/6/2011 2:35 PM

Great job by the new sheriff. The old Sheriff obviously had no integrity.

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