South Carolina Department of Public Safety
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 15, 2012
CONTACT: L/Cpl. Bill Rhyne, 803-896-8144
JEREMY M. PICKENS NAMED TROOP 3 TROOPER OF THE YEAR
TFC Pickens has been with the Highway Patrol since 2010 and
has been assigned to Troop 3,
“TFC Pickens has done an outstanding job throughout his career as a state trooper, paying attention to detail and making solid cases,” said Col. Mike Oliver, Highway Patrol commander. “He couples strong enforcement skills with compassion for those he serves.”
On November 10, 2011, TFC Pickens responded to a call regarding a possible drunk driver. After arresting the intoxicated driver, he noticed a small child in the backseat of the driver’s vehicle with a black eye and badly swollen face.
Upon investigation, it was determined that the child had been abused with serious injuries including a broken neck. If not for TFC Pickens’ care and compassion as well as his dedication to duty, this child could have possibly been put back into a dangerous situation.
TFC Pickens is a native of
He and his wife, Erin, are the parents of one daughter,
Mackenzie. They are members of
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