He just couldn’t stay away.
Investigator Kevin Lawrence of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department made a surprise appearance in A&E’s New York studio Wednesday night during a special episode of “Live PD,” five months after he last appeared on the show as a regular.
The show typically airs Friday and Saturday nights, but during the past week the show’s personalities have promoted Wednesday’s “bonus episode” and teased a special guest appearance.
“You know we’ve got a special surprise guest in the studio tonight,” host Dan Abrams said before the episode. “Here’s a clue: All you longtime fans of the show will be very familiar with this person.”
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Lawrence was one of the first Richland County deputies to appear on the show after it premiered in October 2016, and he last appeared as a regular in July before taking a promotion in the department’s investigations division. He made a brief appearance during an episode last month, doing a live shot from Columbia to update viewers on some recent Richland County cases.
Lawrence received a warm welcome Wednesday night from the show’s viewers on Twitter, who call themselves “Live PD Nation.”