School Resource Officer Andrew Chaves has been named the County of Lexington’s employee of the year.
“SRO Chaves won this award because of his willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty,” Lexington County Sheriff Jay Koon said. “He’s one of the best representatives the Sheriff’s Department could have in a school as he models the law enforcement profession for tomorrow’s leaders.”
Chaves, who was sworn in as a deputy sheriff in 2019, serves at both Red Bank Elementary and White Knoll Elementary, according to Koon.
“SRO Chaves finds creative ways to connect with students,” said Dr. Greg Little, superintendent of Lexington School District One. “He’s truly a servant leader who protects students, staff and families at both schools.”
Chaves has volunteered to help beautify the grounds of both campuses. He has also worked with guidance counselors to help students in need through a variety of programs.