KERSHAW COUNTY, SC Kershaw County Sheriff Jim Matthews has been named the South Carolina Sheriffs’ Association’s 2014 Sheriff of the Year.
Candidates must be nominated by a fellow sheriff, and Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott nominated Matthews for this year’s award.
“Sheriff Matthews has restructured the agency to place more emphasis on improving response time and greater accessibility of deputies to the citizens he is sworn to serce,” Sheriff Lott said.
In addition to Sheriff Lott, Sheriff Matthews received endorsements for the award from leaders within Kershaw County, according to the SC Sheriff’s Association.
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Sheriff Matthews will receive the award at the Association’s annual conference, which will be held in Myrtle Beach in July.
Moseley Architects, a longtime supporter of the SC Sheriff’s Association, will also present Matthews with a $1,000 check for the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office.
“Moseley Architects loves to see law enforcement agencies have a positive impact in their communities. It is clear that Sheriff Matthews and the entire Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office have done a remarkable job and deserve to be rewarded for their efforts,” Todd Davis, a Moseley Architects respresentative, said.