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Davis is KCSF Deputy of the Year

Posted: January 4, 2018 11:13 a.m.
Updated: January 5, 2018 1:00 a.m.
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Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Investigator Chris Davis (fourth from right) shows off his Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation (KCSF) 2017 Deputy of the Year Award during the KCSO’s annual Christmas lunch in mid-December. Celebrating with him are KCSO board members (from left) Cab Stitt, Lee Parker, Linda Truesdale, Bonnie Smart and Steve Smart; Sheriff Jim Matthews; KCSF board member Benji Jackson; and KCSF Chair Steve Zobel.

Surrounded by his co-workers at the annual Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Christmas lunch, a surprised Investigator Chris Davis graciously accepted the 2017 Deputy of the Year award.  The award is sponsored by the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation (KCSF) and includes a commemorative plaque and a $1,000 cash prize.

“Chris Davis is a criminal investigator at the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office,” KCSF Chair Steve Zobel said. “I would have to say that if I were the victim of a crime, I would want someone of the caliber of Investigator Davis to be the investigator assigned to my case. He is truly an exceptional officer.”

Davis became a Kershaw County deputy sheriff in September 2004 when he successfully completed his training at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. During his time at the KCSO, Davis has served in a variety of capacities -- patrol deputy, traffic enforcement officer, school resource officer, shift sergeant, shift lieutenant and, now, criminal investigator. Davis lives in Bethune, with his wife and two children.

“Investigator Davis has performed many duties as a Kershaw County sheriff’s deputy and in every capacity has performed in an outstanding manner,” Sheriff Jim Matthews said. “As a criminal investigator, his persistence, attention to detail, and professionalism makes him stand out among his peers.”

A local couple wishing to remain anonymous donated the money for the $1,000 cash prize. Members of the community and fellow KCSO employees nominate deputies. KCSF members, with input from Matthews, choose the winner based on exceptional qualities of service and dedication throughout the year.

“Working in law enforcement is an increasingly tough job,” Matthews said. “Community support means a lot to those of us who have devoted our lives to protecting our community. Thank you to those who nominated deputies, and thank you to our anonymous donors for their generous contribution.”

Also, Kershaw County Councilman Ben Connell and Chad Porter donated and cooked the food for the KCSO Christmas luncheon, during which the award was presented.

The KCSF is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization established to support the KCSO. Donations are tax deductible. For more information visit the foundation’s Facebook page, or email kcsf911@gmail.com.

(The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Foundation provided this story.)

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