Lexington, SC (Paul Kirby) – The Lexington County Law Enforcement Association presented their Tommy Fox Award Thursday night at their annual Christmas dinner. The 2019 recipient was PFC. Jen Klinsic of the Lexington Police Department’s Community Action Team.
The award is named for Deputy Tommy Fox who was killed in the line of duty in 1970. The "Thomas J. Fox Award" was created to be given to a member of the Association annually for outstanding service in law enforcement and acts of heroism.
PFC. Klinsic was nominated for this award for a number of reasons. Some of the highlights of her work include her involvement with Special Olympics South Carolina, the LPD Foundation Fall Festival, and the recent Toys for Tots “Fill the MRAP” campaign. She works daily towards the department’s mission of “Building a Partnership with the Community We Serve.”
Officers like PFC. Klinsic are vital to a modern department. They still carry out all the duties that any officer would, enforcing laws and making arrests if necessary. These officers just go further building solid bridges between the department and the public. Their community work includes some who have only seen and met officers during or after a crime has been committed or in times of distress. These officers, through their acts and deeds, help the public understand that first and foremost law enforcement officers are here to help them enjoy a peaceful place to live in a community that welcomes all. PFC. Klinsic and the rest of the Lexington Police Department’s CAT work toward this goal every day.
Although there are many fine officers in Lexington County who give of themselves selflessly ever day, this year, the Association Selection Committee felt that PFC Klinisic stood out from the crowd for her hard work and dedication. Congratulations and thanks for all you do Officer Klinisic.