COLUMBIA, S.C. – This morning, Darlington County Sheriff’s Deputies George Kelley and Jimmy Walker graduated from the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy having successfully completed twelve weeks of training.
Deputy Kelley is a native of Connecticut. He previously served four years in the United States Marine Corps, over a year with the Maine Department of Corrections and a year with the W. Glenn Campbell Detention Center. Deputy Walker is a native of Darlington having worked in the private sector for several years as a welder.
Sheriff Tony Chavis was invited by South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy Director Jackie Swindler to speak to the graduating class. Sheriff Tony Chavis reminded the graduates “you work for your sheriff or chief, but you serve the people and you should never forget it.”
Pictured Left to Right - Deputy Kelley, Lt. Michael Hall, Sheriff Tony Chavis and Deputy Walker.
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