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Rushing wins Thurmond Excellence in Law Enforcement award
Jack Rushing Award Photo
Jack Rushing III, a senior special agent with the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (second from left) is among the 2014 winners of the Strom Thurmond Award for Law Enforcement Excellence. Presenting the award were Thurmonds son, Solicitor J. Strom Thurmond (far left); and South Carolina U.S. Attorney Bill Nettles (far right). Also earning awards were (left to right) FBI Special Agent Brian Jones; Joey Woodward Jr., of the Beaufort County Sheriffs Office; and City of Aiken Public Safety Chief Charles Barranco.
A Kershaw County man who has served with the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) since 1999 is this year’s winner of the state-level Strom Thurmond Award for Excellence in Law Enforcement. SLED Special Agent Jack Rushing III, who lives in Camden, received the award during a banquet at the Fort Jackson Officers’ Club on Sept. 12. According to a copy of the evening’s program forwarded to the Chronicle-Independent, Rushing graduated from the University of South Carolina with a bachelor of science degree in Criminal Justice in 1995.