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Cayce PD will introduce their newest K9 team members at Steel Hand Brewery's festivities in May

Cayce, SC 04/11/2024 - The Cayce Police Department (CPD) will introduce the newest member of their K9 team in conjunction with the two-day Steel Paws festivities at Steel Hands Brewing, located at 2350 Foreman Street in Cayce, on May Friday, May 10th and Saturday, May11th, 2024.


The success of the initiative and the importance of our local K9 programs continues to draw community partnerships: Jim Hudson Automotive, the Cayce Public Safety Foundation, the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department, Steel Hands Brewing, and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department just to name a few.


Cayce Police Chief, Chris Cowan, stated, “Police K9s provide an irreplaceable service to our communities. From apprehending criminals, finding drugs, and locating missing children to improving community relationships. The work of our K9 officers can only be done through the commitment of the handlers, the local agencies. These programs were brought to fruition with funding from local partners. Our Public Safety Foundation works tirelessly to raise money and the Steel Paws Partnership has a tremendous impact on the Cayce Police Department and the local Sheriff’s Departments.  The contributions to Steel Paws will continue the tradition of our K9 officers making our communities the best places to live, work and play.”


In the past two years, the Steel Paws Initiative has raised more than $160,000 for K9 programs across South Carolina. Many of the items purchased with the funds include K9 training, K9 tactical vests, K9 dog food and medical care, cooling vests, ballistics vests, handler training and more. This year, the proceeds from the events will benefit the Cayce Police Department, Richland County Sheriff’s Department and Lexington County Sheriff’s Department canine programs.


Steel Hands Brewing Marketing Director, Ashley Lambert, stated, “We are so excited to welcome everyone to this year’s 2024 Steel Paws event and introduce a new VIP Kick-off Experience for a two-day celebration! It is truly a privilege for Steel Hands Brewing to support Public Safety canine programs and witness first-hand the impact our community’s support has raised to expand our local canine programs.”


Steel Paws Kickoff Event: “Bowties & Blue Jeans” VIP Event

May 10 from 6-9 pm at Steel Hands Brewing


Tickets are required for the Steel Paws kickoff event! It will feature a BBQ Smokeshow Feast, Local Vendors, On Patrol Live Deputies, Special Auction, and Live Music. The live auction will include unique gifts and experiences, such as: a ride along with On Patrol Live, breakfast with the Sheriffs, and a guitar signed by Drew Barr’s favorite country singer.


Steel Paws Celebration: The Main Event

May 11th from Noon - 4 pm; at Steel Hands Brewing live music will continue into the evening!

The Steel Paws Celebration is a free event that will feature Therapy Dog Yoga, On Patrol Live Deputies, Canine Meet & Greet, Live Music, Local Vendors, and Steel Paws Treats.



Ticket Purchasing: Follow the link below.


Speakers during the Steel Paws festivities will include Cayce Police Chief, Chris Cowan; Lexington County Sheriff, Jay Koon; Richland County Sheriff, Leon Lott; Chairwoman of the Cayce Public Safety Foundation, Pamme Eades; Steel Hands Brewing Owner, Ashley Lambert; Josh Waters with Jim Hudson Automotive; and members of the late Corporal Drew Barr’s family.


Steel Paws is also an opportunity for our officers and our community to honor Corporal Drew Barr. Cpl. Barr was killed during a violent crime on April 24, 2022. His life is remembered daily by his family, friends, fellow officers, and our entire Cayce community. His passion for the Cayce PD’s local K9 Units serves as a catalyst and reminder of his life and his legacy.




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