FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

Top News

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)

Displaying 1 - 4 of 4

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.

Join the Discussion





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Phoenix Officers Bring Christmas Joy to Victimized Children
The girl had a puncture wound to her chest. She told officers she had been asleep when she...
Video: Dispatchers Plagued by Thousands of Annoying Calls to 911 Give Special Christmas Gift to Disabled Man
David VanBibber had an old cellphone that he used as an iPod to listen to music. The phone...
Former Officer, Criminal Justice Scholar Says Police Training Leads to "Avoidable" Suspect Deaths
Having served as an officer at a large municipal police department, and now as a scholar...
Video: Philly Paramedic Apologizes for Hateful Police Post on Instagram
A Philadelphia Fire Department paramedic has apologized for an Instagram post that shows...
Video: NYPD Unions and Mayor Trade Verbal Jabs
Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the latest volley Tuesday in his ongoing battle with the...

Get Your FREE Trial Issue and Win a Gift! Subscribe Today!
Yes! Please rush me my FREE TRIAL ISSUE of POLICE magazine and FREE Officer Survival Guide with tips and tactics to help me safely get out of 10 different situations.

Just fill in the form to the right and click the button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.

If POLICE does not satisfy you, just write "cancel" on the invoice and send it back. You'll pay nothing, and the FREE issue is yours to keep. If you enjoy POLICE, pay only $25 for a full one-year subscription (12 issues in all). Enjoy a savings of nearly 60% off the cover price!

Offer valid in US only. Outside U.S., click here.
It's easy! Just fill in the form below and click the red button to receive your FREE Trial Issue.
First Name:
Last Name:
Rank:
Agency:
Address:
City:
State:
  
Zip Code:
 
Country:
We respect your privacy. Please let us know if the address provided is your home, as your RANK / AGENCY will not be included on the mailing label.
E-mail Address:

Police Magazine