South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024
Indicates Matter Stricken
Indicates New Matter
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A senate RESOLUTION
TO RECOGNIZE AND HONOR Deputy Korey Wedow and Deputy LUcas Frame OF THE York COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE AND TO CONGRATULATE them ON BEING AWARDED THE SOUTH CAROLINA SHERIFFS' ASSOCIATION MEDAL OF VALOR.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina Senate are pleased to learn that Deputy Korey Wedow and Deputy Lucas Frame of the York County Sheriff's Office were awarded the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association Medal of Valor on January 26, 2023; and
Whereas, the award is presented annually to law enforcement officers who perform actions above and beyond the call of duty; exhibit exceptional courage, extraordinary decisiveness, and presence of mind; or act with unusual swiftness, regardless of personal safety, in an attempt to save or protect human life; and
Whereas, on Tuesday, September 13, 2022, Deputies Korey Wedow and Lucas Frame with the York County Sheriff's Office became involved in a vehicle pursuit with a vehicle that was stolen out of Charlotte, North Carolina. The two deputies pursued the stolen vehicle for several miles throughout York County. At one point, it appeared that the suspect was going to surrender, and the deputies attempted a felony car stop, but the suspect continued to flee. The deputies were eventually able to block the suspect in at the parking lot of a local pharmacy; and
Whereas, while the deputies were attempting to conduct a second felony car stop, the suspect drove his vehicle past Deputy Frame, missing the deputy by mere inches. The suspect aimed his vehicle at Deputy Wedow while Deputy Wedow was standing at the apex of the doorframe of his patrol vehicle. Fearing for his life and the safety of others, Deputy Wedow was forced to discharge his firearm at the suspect; and
Whereas, immediately after shots were fired, Deputy Wedow and Deputy Frame rushed to the aid of the suspect and attempted life-saving measures but were not successful; and
Whereas, Deputies Wedow and Frame displayed extreme courage and compassion during this incident. The two deputies placed themselves in harm's way in order to prevent the suspect from hurting members of the public; and
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina Senate appreciate the courage and dedication of law enforcement officers like Deputy Korey Wedow and Deputy Lucas Frame who put their lives on the line every day and who provide safety and security to protect the citizens of our great State. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate:
That the members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, recognize and honor Deputy Korey Wedow and Deputy Lucas Frame of the York County Sheriff's Office and congratulate them on being awarded the South Carolina Sheriffs' Association Medal of Valor.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be presented to Deputy Korey Wedow and Deputy Lucas Frame.
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