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      Richland County Sheriff's Department up for Dept. of Defense award

      The Richland County Sheriff's Department is a finalist for the Secretary of Defense Support Freedom Award. It's the highest award given by the Department of Defense in recognition of employers who give exceptional support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

      RICHLAND COUNTY,SC (WACH) - A local law enforcement agency is up for major props from the Department of Defense.

      The Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, said via news release, the Richland County Sheriff's Department is a finalist for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. It's the highest award given by the Department of Defense in recognition of employers who give exceptional support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve.

      RCSD is among 30 finalists for the award. The DoD says the finalists "distinguish themselves by implementing both formal policies and informal initiatives that go above and beyond in assisting and encouraging National Guard and Reserve service."

      RCSD was selected as a finalist from among nearly 2,900 nominees.