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Lexington County Sheriff’s Department announces promotions and transfers

LEXINGTON, S.C. – Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon recently promoted eleven deputies and transferred three deputies.

Adam Bryant, 36, has been promoted to school resource officer at Nursery Road Elementary School. Bryant, a resident of Cayce, previously served as a deputy in the department’s north region, which is based near Irmo. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in October 2014.

David Burns, 58, has been transferred to code enforcement officer. Burns, a resident of Little Mountain, previously served as a school resource officer. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in March 2015.

Meghan Dabkowski, 30, has been promoted to investigator. Dabkowski, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a deputy in the department’s west region, which is based near Gilbert. She was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in February 2014.

Jonathan Grooms, 42, has been transferred to victim’s assistance officer. Grooms, a resident of Columbia, previously served as an investigator. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in April 2007.

Brian Hinz, 36, has been promoted to master deputy in the K9 unit. Hinz, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a senior deputy. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August 2001.

Kaaren Miller, 32, has been promoted to criminal investigator. Miller, a resident of Batesburg, previously served as a deputy in the department’s north region, which is based near Irmo. She was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August 2015.

Alex Mountzouros, 29, has been transferred to investigator. Mountzouros, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a criminal investigator. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in May 2011.

Chet Peterson, 27, has been promoted to school resource officer at Sandhills Middle School. Peterson, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a deputy in the department’s south region, which is based near Pelion. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in September 2016.

Luis Rivera, 49, has been promoted to lieutenant in the department’s west region, which is based near Gilbert. Rivera, a resident of West Columbia, previously served as a patrol sergeant in the department’s south region. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August 2002.

Daniel Schirra, 28, has been promoted to criminal investigator. Schirra, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a deputy in the department’s south region, which is based near Pelion. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in March 2015.

Keith Sprinkle, 30, has been promoted to road patrol sergeant in the department’s west region, which is based near Gilbert. Sprinkle, a resident of West Columbia, previously served as a crime scene investigator. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in September 2010.

Lance Thomas, 39, has been promoted to resident deputy in Red Bank. Thomas, a resident of Bamberg, previously served as deputy in the department’s west region, which is based near Gilbert. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in May 2015.

Matthew Vincent, 29, has been promoted to school resource officer at Chapin Elementary School. Vincent, a resident of Lexington, previously served as a patrol deputy in Chapin. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in June 2014.

Teddy Xanthakis, 54, has been promoted to sergeant in court security. Xanthakis, a resident of Columbia, previously served as a master deputy in the K9 unit. He was appointed to serve as a deputy sheriff in August 2006.

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