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Matthews receives Thurmond excellence award
Matthews
Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews (left) and his wife, Heather Hoopes-Matthews (right), stand with Strom Thurmond Jr. at a luncheon where Matthews became the first Kershaw County law enforcement officer to receive the Strom Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. - photo by Miciah Bennett
Sheriff Jim Matthew became the first Kershaw County law enforcement officer to receive the Strom Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement Award. Matthews received the 2013 Thurmond award during a luncheon Tuesday at Fort Jackson. There are four Thurmond excellence awards, one each for municipal, county, state and federal law officers.