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Matthews pledges to do 'very best to protect' county
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Kershaw County Sheriffs Office deputies pledge to uphold the law following Jim Matthews oath of office Tuesday as the countys top law enforcement officer. - photo by Ashley Lewis Ford
An estimated 1,000 people crowded into an all but standing room only sanctuary at First Baptist Church of Camden to see Jim Matthews sworn in as Kershaw County’s new sheriff Tuesday. The noon ceremony was attended by a who’s who of Midlands law enforcement, including other sheriffs and police chiefs; representatives from the state highway patrol, law enforcement division, department of public safety and forestry commission; and nearly two dozen other law enforcement officials who have worked with Matthews in the past. Matthews’ wife, Heather, served as mistress of ceremonies and began by thanking those who had helped with her husband’s election.