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Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott and his deputies out in force ringing the bells
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott accepts award on behalf of the men and women of the Richland County (S.C.) Sheriff’s Department
“Missing: Dead or Alive” will follow Richland County Sheriff’s Department investigators as they work missing persons cases
The new Forensic Services Laboratory 117,672 square feet of office and lab space; its 152 staffers work with the nearly 300 law enforcement agencies in the state
The 81-year-old suspect had acted aggressively toward his wife; he did not put down his firearm for the duration of the police response
“We can’t recreate this at the police academy or anywhere else,” S.C. law enforcement leader Mark Keel said. “We can’t recreate the long hallways, cafeterias, gyms, stairwells”
Corporal Lucas Watts survived being shot in the head through his cruiser windshield by a suspect
“Officers today see a lot of hard stuff on the road and on the jobs that they do, so [C.J.] serves to support them and help me whenever I’m providing mental health treatment,” an official said
“I wanted to tell (Joel) ‘Thank you’ and that I appreciated the painting,” K-9 Rico’s handler Special Agent Richard Hunton said
The suspect sustained minor injuries, but no officers were injured in the incident
Deputy Lucas Watts was shot in the head by a suspect who has since been arrested