FALLS CHURCH, Va. (May 4, 2009) – DynCorpInternational is the lead sponsor of the 10th Annual LexingtonCounty Law Enforcement Officers Association Golf Classic, takingplace May 6, 2009 at the Charwood Country Club in West Columbia,South Carolina.
The Lexington County Law Enforcement Officers Association(LCLEOA) is an association of law enforcement officers andemergency service staff that provides charitable services anddonations throughout Lexington County. Each year, the Associationprovides food and assistance to neighbors in need. Their purpose isto provide assistance to widows, children, families in financialneed, scholarships to graduating seniors as well as other charitiesas they arise. The golf classic is in honor of law enforcementofficers killed in the line of duty in Lexington County.
As the lead sponsor, DynCorp International is proud to supportthis worthy event by establishing four teams to golf in honor offour South Carolina police officers who bravely served, and losttheir lives, in Iraq. They were part of the International CivilianPolice Program (CIVPOL), of the U.S. Department of State Bureau forInternational Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). Thesefallen heroes are an inspiration to us all and a reminder of thecourage and sacrifice our law enforcement officers exhibit everyday, at home and abroad.
The CIVPOL program supports efforts to build and strengthenmodern, professional and democratically-oriented policeinstitutions and law enforcement services in conflict andpost-conflict environments. To date, more than 6,000 Americanpolice officers have participated in CIVPOL and InternationalPolice Advisor missions in Liberia, Kosovo, Bosnia, East Timor,Haiti, Afghanistan and Iraq. Officers are also supportingpeacekeeping efforts in Sudan.
The President of the Lexington County Law Enforcement OfficersAssociation, Chief Elizabeth Wright of Pine Ridge Police Departmentof South Carolina has two police officers from her departmentcurrently serving in Iraq and Afghanistan under CIVPOL.
The four police officers from South Carolina who gave theirlives in Iraq while with CIVPOL are:
Trooper Douglas S. Thomas. He began his law enforcement careerin 1987 with the South Carolina Department of Public Safety wherehe served as a Lance Corporal. Officer Thomas held a bachelorof science degree in Physical Education from the University ofSouth Carolina.
Officer Arsenio D. Domingo. He began his law enforcement careerin 1991 with the Charleston Police Department. Mr. Domingo held abachelor’s degree in Psychology from The Citadel. Officer Domingowas a veteran of the U.S. Army, 1987-91, and also served in theU.S. Army Reserve.
Officer Leon V. Kimbrell. He began his law enforcement career in1987 with the Spartanburg Public Safety Department where he servedas a Sergeant. Officer Kimbrell held an associate degree inCriminal Justice from Spartanburg Methodist College.
Col. Michael Wayne Butler. U.S. Air Force (Ret). Colonel Butlersupervised the Civilian Police Advisory Training Team, which isresponsible for the U.S.-led effort to train and equip the135,000-member Iraqi police service. Colonel Michael W. Butler wasthe Chief of Logistics, United States Air Forces Central Command(USCENTAF), and Commander, 609th Air Support Squadron, Shaw AirForce Base. Col. Butler held a master of science degree from TroyState University.
The surviving spouses will attend the golf event in appreciationfor the LCLEOA’s recognition of the ultimate sacrifice made bytheir husbands.
The DynCorp International community also extends its sympathyand condolences to the families of all law enforcement officerskilled in Lexington County in the line of duty.
The 10th annual Lexington County Law Enforcement OfficersAssociation Golf Classic will take place May 6, 2009, at theCharwood Country Club, 222 Clubhouse Drive, West Columbia, SouthCarolina. Registration begins at 11:30.
For further information on the 2009 LCLEOA Golf Classic, pleasecontact LCLEOA president Elizabeth Wright, Chief of the Pine RidgePolice Department, (803) 622-1501 or 955-4071.
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