Koon’s Watch Every day on roads across Lexington County, law enforcement officers and other first responders put their lives at risk in order to help save lives and keep people safe. Traffic-related incidents are the leading cause of death for on-duty law enforcement officers. We work in dangerous situations allContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch Places are opening up again, vacations are back on and you’re ready to head out of town. Before you do that, let’s take a moment to talk about vacation safety. Sure, it’s a lot of fun to share your adventurous vacation photos on social media. But, what ifContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch Sometimes it just seems so slow. Why are there limits? You’re late to work, late to school or to an important meeting. So, you speed a little bit to make up time. But, is it really worth it? After all, does an extra 10mph hurt anyone? The NationalContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch Warmer temperatures means more people are leaving the windows down in their vehicles and more people are leaving their cars running attended to cool off before their commutes. This equals multiple opportunities for thieves to get inside your vehicle and steal it. The best theft prevention method isContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch You’ve read it before in this space: Seat belts save lives. But let me give that statement some weight: Between 2015 and 2019, seat belts saved more than 69,000 lives. That means 69,000 seat belts prevented families from grieving the loss of their loved ones for decades toContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch As the temperature continues to rise, traffic at Lake Murray is ramping up. The lake is a large part of the high quality of life we enjoy here in Lexington County. With more than 650 miles of shoreline, thousands of boaters, skiers and campers visit the water duringContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and with warmer weather starting, you’ll likely see more motorcyclist on the roadways. I am writing to you this week to remind you how to share the road safely. In 2019, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports 5,014 motorcyclists were killed.Continue Reading

Koon’s Watch As the temps ramp up for the heart of spring and into the summer here in Lexington County, I want to take a moment to remind you of some heatstroke prevention steps to protect your children and other little ones in your life. National Heatstroke Prevention Day wasContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch National Police week is next week across the country. This special week includes May 15, which is known as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as NationalContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch National Police week is next week across the country. This special week includes May 15, which is known as National Peace Officers Memorial Day. In 1962, President Kennedy proclaimed May 15 as National Peace Officers Memorial Day and the calendar week in which May 15 falls, as NationalContinue Reading

Koon’s Watch In the almost six years I’ve served as your sheriff, I’ve made sure we, at the Sheriff’s Department, are doing all we can to help make Lexington County’s roads safer. We’ve worked with the South Carolina Highway Patrol to respond to crashes and on enforcement initiatives to saveContinue Reading