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The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is once again sponsoring our annual BBQ chicken dinner drive to raise funds for local Toys for Tots. Every year the day before Thanksgiving we cook and serve up over 500 dinners with all proceeds from sales going to benefit the local Toys for Tots initiative with the Marine Corps League. This year's dinner will be Wednesday, November 27, 2013, from 11:00 am - 2:00 pm at the SCSO Technology & Forensics area behind the new Sheriff's Office at 1281 N. Main St. Dinners include a leg quarter, green beans, baked beans, corn, a dessert and bread. Delivery is available with the purchase of 6 or more dinners. Tickets are available now and some dinners will be available for walk-up orders. If you would like tickets please contact Lt Lee Monahan at 803-464-3460.
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office hosted a Glow Run 5k Walk/Run at Dillon Park on Saturday, October 12th, 2013 at 9 p.m. The Glow Run and its sponsors have enabled Special Olympics to achieve many program goals throughout the year, including issuing hundreds of Coaches’ Certifications to Special Olympics volunteer coaches, recognizing the completion of sport specific training designed for coaching individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics is also the host for the Spring Games in nearly every county in South Carolina. Spring Games give athletes the chance to compete in front of peers, classmates, friends, families, supporters, and communities. We would like to thank all those who sponsored this event and those who participated and/or donated to this wonderful cause. We were able to donate over $3,300 to Special Olympics because of this spectacular event. Pictured below are our 1st place (Dontrey Lampkin, middle), 2nd place (Rick Buckley, left), and 3rd place ( Jake Trejo, right) winners from the Glow Run holding their trophies, which were donated by Mays’ Trophy Shop.
Registration is now open for the 2013 Charlie Kubala Memorial Golf Tournament. This year's tournament will be on Monday, October 14th, 2013, at Beech Creek Golf Club. As always there will be plenty of food, drinks, door prizes, great golf and even better company for you to enjoy at Sumter's largest annual charity golf tournament. Come be a part of this great cause as we honor Sumter's finest who have given the ultimate sacrifice and show appreciation to the fine men and women of Sumter's law enforcement community.
More information and registration forms are available at the Tournament Info page or you can download one here. Online registration and payments are also available here. If you have any questions or would like to be a sponsor, please email Lt Lee Monahan or call him at 803-436-2161.
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office and the South Carolina Highway Patrol will be hosting its first annual Glowing Hearts Doing Their Part, a 5K nighttime charity run & walk benefitting the Special Olympics. Participants will be able to purchase glow items at the event to support the cause. You may also bring your own glow items to show support.
The entry fee is $20 for individual runners or $35 for a couple and includes a fluorescent t-shirt, a special glow in the dark gift and refreshments. All proceeds from registrations and sales go to benefit the Special Olympics of South Carolina. If you or your business would like to participate or help sponsor, please email Deputy Jennifer Mays or call her at 803-436-2046.
If you would like to volunteer to help with this event, please contact Deputy Mays or you can go to our volunteer page and submit an application. All volunteers will be subject to a criminal background check.
We look forward to seeing you there!
The Crime Prevention Unit will be hosting a National Night Out event on Tuesday, August 6, 2013. The purpose of the event is to prepare community groups and leaders for events in their respective communities later the same night. National Night Out is an event where neighbors lock their doors, turn on the outside light, and spend the evening getting to know each other. The event will also give potential community and Crime Watch groups an opportunity to gain information on how to formally get a group started. A variety of games will be played for various prizes and safety information will also be available. There will be a car seat safety and information table, a DUI informational exercise, along with displays from the Sumter Fire Department and Department of Natural Resources. Please remember to be safe and enjoy your community. Please join us at 1285 North Main St., behind the new Sheriff's Office, from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. If you have any questions, please contact the Sumter County Sheriff's Office Crime Prevention Unit at 803-436-2034.
The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a blood drive today, Friday, July 12th, 2013, from 10am until 3pm. It is being held in our multi-purpose room our new facility located at 1281 North Main St. For more information please contact Lt Jenny Dailey at 803-436-2043 or Dep Jennifer Mays at 803-436-2046. You can also schedule online at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code SumterSheriff. Drop-ins are welcome. Please come and support this life saving cause.
The Sumter County Sheriff's Office is sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, July 12th, 2013, from 10am until 3pm. It will be held in our multi-purpose room our new facility located at 1281 North Main St. For more information please contact Lt Jenny Dailey at 803-436-2043 or Dep Jennifer Mays at 803-436-2046. You can also schedule online at www.redcrossblood.org and use sponsor code SumterSheriff.
The Sumter County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting its Annual Youth Conferences: The “Boys To Men Conference” will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 14th and 15th 2013 at Crestwood High School located at 2000 Oswego Road, Sumter, SC. The “Girls To Women Conference” will also be held at Crestwood High School on Friday and Saturday, June 28th and 29th 2013.
The conferences are aimed at building character and leadership skills among boys and girls ages 10 to 18 if still in high school. Topics of discussion include gang violence, sexually transmitted diseases, teenage pregnancy, domestic violence, budgeting and finances, making positive career choices, and we promote education and a deep desire to attend institutions of higher learning. Registration fee is $25 per camper. Registration begins at 6:30am Friday morning with various other activities scheduled throughout the day and evening. The campers will stay overnight and the conferences resume early Saturday morning. Graduation ceremonies are scheduled to begin at 3pm, and the conferences will end at approximately 5pm Saturday. Parents are encouraged to attend graduation.
Each camper is to bring any medications needed; female personal items, and personal hygiene items to include soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, and deodorant; wash towels, and bed covers. Campers (boys & girls) may wear shorts, but the length should extend to the knees. Otherwise, shorts are prohibited. Females may wear skirts provided they are knee length or below. Cots will be provided, therefore sleeping bags are optional. Meals & snacks will be provided throughout the conferences as well, to include breakfast on Friday morning. In addition to items needed the campers will also need to bring a beach towel and swimwear. This year we will be taking the campers to the Orangeburg County Water Park on Friday morning.
We are soliciting your support by asking that you sponsor a child, or children, or simply make a monetary contribution. If you are interested please fill out the donation form or stop by our office. Volunteers may assist upon completion of a volunteer application, which can be picked up from our office or downloaded here. Criminal background checks of all volunteers will be conducted by the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.
It is our mission to make our youth prosperous and productive citizens of the future. Applications may be picked up at the Sheriff’s Office, and for more information, contact: Captain Terrance Colclough at (803) 436-2032 or Felisha Dukes at (803) 436-2053. Annual Youth Conference applications may also be downloaded here.
It is with deep sadness that I inform you of the untimely death of one of our employees, Corporal Elizabeth B. Foxworth, on December 10, 2012.
Corporal Foxworth was a twelve (12) year veteran law enforcement officer. She worked diligently with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office for seven (7) years and she was previously employed with the Sumter Police Department for five (5) years.
This is a very difficult time not only for the family of Cpl. Elizabeth Foxworth, but for her law enforcement family as well. It is a very sad time.
Needless to say, we will all miss her more than words can ever express. She was not just our co-worker but our good friend as well. I hope you will all keep her family and our office in your thoughts and prayers.