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KCSO deputy honored
Cody Blackmon Award
Kershaw County Sheriffs Office Sgt. Cody Blackmon accepts his 2016 S.C. American Legion Department Bravery Award from Jimmy Lane, national vice commander for the American Legions southeast region (left) and American Legion Deputy Commander Joe Lysaght during a ceremony on Friday in Columbia. The Legion recognized Blackmon for putting his own life at risk while attempting to save a victim from an Oct. 2015 car fire. - photo by Provided by the KCSO
The S.C. American Legion honored Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Sgt. Cody Blackmon with its 2016 Department Bravery Award during a ceremony Friday in Columbia. According to a KCSO press release, the Legion honored Blackmon for “outstanding bravery” as a result of his actions in Oct. 2016 when he responded to the scene of a traffic collision during which two people died. “Deputies routinely face difficult, life threatening situations in the course of their normal duties,” said Sheriff Jim Matthews.