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So Jay Koon Won …

|| By FITSNEWS || Jay Koon will be the next sheriff of Lexington County, S.C. after scoring a convincing electoral victory this week. Koon won a special “Republican” primary election to fill the office vacated by disgraced sheriff James Metts, who was indicted last year on federal corruption charges.  The Lexington,…

|| By FITSNEWS || Jay Koon will be the next sheriff of Lexington County, S.C. after scoring a convincing electoral victory this week. Koon won a special “Republican” primary election to fill the office vacated by disgraced sheriff James Metts, who was indicted last year on federal corruption charges.  The Lexington, S.C. police officer received 58 percent of the vote – easily outdistancing his three opponents for the seat.

With no other candidates on the ballot, Koon will officially claim the office in an April 21 race – and will stand for reelection in November 2016.

Koon won the special election despite concerns about his proximity to Metts’ shady network … known as the “Lexington Ring.”

Another candidate in the race – West Columbia, S.C. police chief Dennis Tyndall – was also linked to the “ring,” a cabal of corrupt politicians and crooked cops accused of running an illegal video poker operation (and other shady ventures) out of Lexington County.

Koon claims he’s got nothing to do with the “ring” – and we hope that’s true.  After all, Lexington simply cannot afford another scandal involving those charged to protect the public’s life, liberty and prosperity.

Cops and courts are core functions of government – responsibilities which must be discharged dispassionately (i.e. free from political pressure or personal grudges).

Let’s hope Koon is up to that task …

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76 comments

guest March 4, 2015 at 1:53 pm

No dog in the fight however I saw only 16% turnout for the election.Glad Koons won after last minute attacks on his character.

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Yay! March 4, 2015 at 2:02 pm

Victory party tonight at Platinum Plus!

Bring your saddles boys.

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 5, 2015 at 6:10 pm

And their assless chaps.

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You Can't Fix Stupid March 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Yay answered the question I had wondered about regarding the victory celebration. The voters of Lexington County will hand Koon the keys to the Sheriff’s Office as many times as he chooses to run, same as they did with Metts.

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Ashly March 4, 2015 at 2:27 pm

I pray that Koon is a good leader. The best man did not win. Thank you to the Old school machine just know karma is a bitch and it will bite you in the ass. Just ask Dennis Tyndall “mr it is my turn to be sheriff” pulled less than 10%. And more karma coming his way.

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ranger March 5, 2015 at 1:52 pm

Your so wright the machine is hard at work

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rdj March 4, 2015 at 2:35 pm

Ill give yall some things to look up …
Unholy alliance equals …
… a continuance of …
-patronage
-nepotism
-cronyism
Ask yourselves what exactly did the politicians have to gain or lose from allowing their sheeple to decide for themselves who should be sheriff. What a shame that 84% of our citizen’s decided they just didnt care even after the Metts debacle. But hey life goes on.

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fix that tail light March 4, 2015 at 3:05 pm

You didn’t pass out enough chicken biscuits, chicken shit. :-)

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rdj March 4, 2015 at 3:10 pm

I still have one for you … anytime.
Your the best, take care.

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Jane March 4, 2015 at 2:37 pm

The rumors about Mr. Koon being part of the “ring” were perpetuated by another candidate and his posse as a last ditch effort when they knew what the turnout was going to be. Glad the community didn’t give into it.

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Riverrat March 4, 2015 at 2:41 pm

What were the last comments about Britt aimed at? And all very untrue.b

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Victorious Secret March 4, 2015 at 2:54 pm

Ha! As someone with personal knowledge on the matter, I respectfully disagree with the notion that the comments were “all very untrue.”

That said, do I care–or have an opinion on the Lexington County Sheriff? Not really. But to boldly claim something completely wrong, you lose all credibility with me.

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Bible Thumper March 4, 2015 at 3:31 pm

If someone wants to make an accusation, they should identify themselves.

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rdj March 4, 2015 at 4:00 pm

You can rest well knowing, Jay Koon knows me.

emmiekatemiller March 6, 2015 at 7:53 pm

I dont care…..so what you know a prick

please March 5, 2015 at 10:27 am

you are so wrong ! go look at court papers. she said they were guilty !!

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rdj March 4, 2015 at 3:09 pm

I know nothing about Justin Britt and certainly not a part of his posse however, have first hand experience of his relationship with Danny Frazier.

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Bible Thumper March 4, 2015 at 3:29 pm

We don’t have first hand knowledge of who the hell you are, rdj.

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rdj March 4, 2015 at 3:52 pm

Give me your phone number and I will call you and tell you. You could come by the house for a glass of tea with me, my wife and four year old. You could meet me at early service at Gateway baptist them join us for breakfast at Lizards Thicket, my son loves pancakes.
I could tell you about growing up with Ted Pitts and Jay Koon. I could tell you about having Myers and Holderman as neighbors. I could tell you about favorite watering holes and how people cant understand how they make it home when they leave. I could give you references like spending the weekends down in Pelion at D.F.’s old house with the hide outs from the civil war days that is now Franks office.
Spent 20 years working on main street in Lexington, you learn a lot. Camping on Spences plantation back in the day when you could catch 30 or 40 stripers in a couple hours right there off the point. Golfing with Ryan Shealy back in the 70’s as a boy. I could tell you about the time Governor McNair stroked a check for a house my father owned. It’s been a great life growing up here, I hope things get better.

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emmiekatemiller March 6, 2015 at 6:40 pm

Your in the good ol boy system deep.

Bobby B. March 4, 2015 at 9:00 pm

Britt’s adultery, Joe/Roxanne Wilson’s, and thereby link to Peeler sank him! Just like the affiliations sank Halfacre!

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The Lexington Crime Ring March 4, 2015 at 2:42 pm

The Lexington Crime Ring has spoken and the sheeple listened. Nikki, Katrina, Danny F, and even James M, still control your county. Do as they tell you, serfs!

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Hoping against hope March 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm

The attempts to co-opt the Sheriff will begin immediately!
You will see Ring members and associates all over Koon, whenever and where ever he is and in attendance.
Just watch James, Peeler, Owens, and Halfacre go to work!
Tyndall, Britt, Frazier, Metts, Amodio have shot their wad publicly, they will be a little less public and clandestine in their operation and may have learned their lesson, we can hope.
I pray for Sheriff Elect Jay Koon he will have the honesty, morals and integrity to withstand the onslaught, it will be intense!
I’ve observed these people use their gals to influence others and milk them for anything they wanted from him. They did the same with Metts.
Their chief operative was Bob’s female concubine. Just watch at one of the local activities, parties, or football tailgating…pathetic! Throw in a few box seats, games, concerts, a little titty rub, close hug, flirt, implied sexual refrences and most have folded like a house of cards.
Hopefully Koon has matured and values his name and reputation more.

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Already There March 4, 2015 at 6:19 pm

News flash: there’s nothing for them to do. He’s already co-opted. Why do you think he’s been steered into that job since day one of the McCarty regime?

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Blue Light Flashing March 4, 2015 at 8:13 pm

McCarty has nothing to do with the Ring. He would not give them the time of day. The Ring and it’s associates got nowhere with him. Metts was very rude to McCarty for not cluing him on the investigations he was under. Others of the Ring tried to cause McCarty problems, etc. McCarty was the ONLY reason Metts stayed somewhat clean for all the years prior to McCarty’s retirement. When McCarty retired and Tim James became chief Deputy, The Peelers (next door neighbors and close associates, party people with Frazier) wiggled into Metts and James inner circle. Metts and James were extremely close sycophants (a lap dogs) of the Peelers.
Frazier became Metts butt buddy, channeling bribe money, for which Metts later plead guilty.
None of this would have taken place, had McCarty not retired.

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firstladykim March 4, 2015 at 8:21 pm

So explain this to all of us. Why did he demand a deputy drop the DUI against his (McCarty) son? When he reused to do so he was fired. Koon’s response was what you mean no one has to call a supervisor before you arrest someone around here. No shit..no lie this happened. Call McCarty and ask him. And who do you think covered for Metts all those years. “The Gold Standard in law enforcement.”

Legal begal March 4, 2015 at 8:57 pm

I know McCarty well. I will ask?
If that happened the Officer would have had a very strong civil case! I don’t think anyone could have withstood the public scrutiny of a firing under those circumstances!

The Real Story March 4, 2015 at 11:21 pm

Sheriffs in SC can hire and fire at will. Deputies serve at the Sheriff’s “pleasure”. A deputy has almost no recourse in this state. To make matters worse, any veteran Sheriff knows how to trump up career-ending disciplinaries or even phoney criminal charges that can destroy not only a deputy’s career, but his freedom and his life. All deputies are made aware of this. Don’t think for a minute that Metts never played that card.

I Was There March 4, 2015 at 11:15 pm

McCarty covered for Jamie Lucas’s wife when shecwas a dispatcher for the SO. She sat around selling Pampered Chef products on department time and department phones. She was generally thought to be incompetent. She only left when McCarty retired because she knew she would be firex without him covering for her.

Wendy March 5, 2015 at 6:41 am

Umm not true. His son Robert is/was a very close friend of Danny Frazier.

Idiocracy March 4, 2015 at 2:52 pm

Yet more proof that Democracy is nothing more than empowerment of the stupid by those that have no moral qualms regarding benefiting from said stupidity.

Like taking candy from a baby, a retarded baby.

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Watching And Observing Pattern March 4, 2015 at 6:30 pm

God, how I wish more people had your level of intelligence and powers of observation. This country would not be in the mess it’s in from top to bottom if we did.

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Naive Children March 4, 2015 at 10:09 pm

It is sad because most people are nice people, but most people do not think in a manner of not giving complete trust to any one person or thing. Their damage is not intentional but that does not dull the pain they inflict. And when they are confronted with the fact they did harm they get uncomfortable but never learn the lesson. If they ever do it is when they are old and gray and their kids and grandkids are just as naive and inattentive as they were and don’t take the wisdom of their elders. The cycle continues.

We can’t stop the stupids, best we can do is educate and try to lower their numbers that way.

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Casual observer March 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm

Why do southerners exalt the fucking sheriff above all other elected officials? They’re not Christ; as evidenced by many of their behaviors. They’re fucking crooks hiding behind a shiny badge. You never get a Sheriff Taylor, just a Deputy Fife who thinks he can do whatever the fuck he wants.

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Jay March 4, 2015 at 3:46 pm

“They’re not Christ; as evidenced by many of their behaviors.”

Dude, Jesus hung around hookers. It’s just strippers for me. Cut me some slack.

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3 Fingers March 4, 2015 at 5:10 pm

The whole place is corrupt, are you kidding me?

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Narf March 5, 2015 at 2:00 am

Yes, many other states have Police Chiefs who run the police department instead of sheriff’s and a county executive.

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Bible Thumper March 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm

Don’t knock Deputy Fife. Not too bright, but he’s honest.

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Guest March 4, 2015 at 4:51 pm

I myself am not thrilled Koon won. There is too much crap around him. But, hopefully with all that happened with Metts he will watch himself. I do feel that the majority of the Lexington crowd that has lived here a long time pretty much fall in line with what the majority say. When you have Haley, The State paper, the current sheriff that is sitting in, you name it, the life time Lexington crowd goes with what they are told. Most don’t take the time to do some research. That is just the way this county has always been. Besides many just really don’t care and don’t take the time to go out and vote for this position. I do believe that Koon was bought and paid for. There is no reason to think that anything in this county will ever change. So, going forward we just really have ourselves to blame.

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The Corrupt Never Rest March 4, 2015 at 10:02 pm

Koon will watch himself, but crooks never retire, they just learn to hide their tracks better.

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Soft Sigh from Hell March 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm

I kind of agree. Lexington County deserves what it gets: it’s not imposed, it’s chosen.

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Watching And Observing Pattern March 4, 2015 at 6:26 pm

The one and only good takeaway from this is that Leon Lott will have to content himself with having contro of the Coroner’s Office in LexCo for the next twenty or thirty years. That is, unless he and the Lexington ring can broker an alliance of some kind. I guess his next effort of conquest will be placing a stooge in the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office.

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HD March 4, 2015 at 8:07 pm

I thought So Jay Koon was the Korean Supreme Leader in waiting.

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emmiekatemiller March 6, 2015 at 7:51 pm

You got that right!!!!

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Torie Little March 4, 2015 at 9:42 pm

It appears impossible for you to write an article about the Lexington Ring without using the word “cabal.”

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Narf March 5, 2015 at 1:58 am

The only link they have of Koon to the ring of corruption was geography. Britt on the other hand was a paid campaign staffer of Joe Wilson. Tyndall is corrupt. Ed Felix would have been the best choice and he used his own money instead.

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Buck Farack March 5, 2015 at 2:37 am

Fuck Justin Britt

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thetruth March 5, 2015 at 9:56 am

Why the hostile additives. What is done is done. We know he violated ethic rules, we know he is connected to Danny Frazier, we know the Rawls contributed to him and he won’t enforce the illegals they employ, we know he makes it rain at the clubs, we know sho to go to with our tickets, but give him a break. I’m sure he will live e up to the reputation as Lexington sheriff. Just as meets did, he is going in the right direction by having the same people back him as Jimmy did.

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STFup March 5, 2015 at 11:05 am

It’s a shame that 84% of the voters didn’t give a crap to come out and vote. So if you didn’t vote, STF up and you got what you got because of your laziness.

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GrandTango March 5, 2015 at 10:55 am

So far The RING that FITS harps on has produced ONE guilty plea for something that is not even a crime, now.

Maybe Amadio was hoarding confiscated gambling machines, but the video poker law was so fuzzy, I think it will be difficult to get a conviction for hosuing the devices in a business, other than a fine. Irmo had actually issued license for the machines, because it was not clear if they were legal or not…

Bottom line: FITS blew a lot of smoke. It’s very unprofessional “journalism” if you want to call if that. ..and FITS got his @$$ kicked again -electorally – by Haley.

Anyone paying FITS to publish DIRT on the personal lives of people…you are getting your @$$#$ ripped off….His people lose a lot….

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Montage March 5, 2015 at 2:10 pm

The Peelers had Frazier, Amodio, Halfacre in their pocket! You can bet they are crafting a plan for Koom! Hopefully morals, integrity, and honesty will win out!

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bill March 5, 2015 at 4:22 pm

I hope Otis Rawl & Herman (Jet) Padgett enjoyed slandering to fine young people to benefit JAY KOON.

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GETT March 5, 2015 at 4:36 pm

the truth will set you free !! it is GETT, thank you !!

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GETT March 5, 2015 at 4:48 pm

I do not think slander and the truth can be the same thing ?? if you would like the truth you can get it. I do not think you want the truth !!

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guest1 March 5, 2015 at 6:39 pm

Don’t forget to throw Aaron Rawl into the mix That little chicken shit was spreading rumors true. I hope Justin runs next year I promise you if he does we will raise more money than Koon.

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rdj March 5, 2015 at 6:45 pm

Whose Aaron Rawl?

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guest1 March 5, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Worked with Britt at sled and Britt bailed his ass out a few times. He told lots of lies because the Rawls are big part of the ring.

Gett March 5, 2015 at 8:23 pm

Maybe you will tell us why BRITT got fired from SLED. I was told he cuffed someone and then beat him. you approve of that?? Talking about chicken shit ??

bill March 5, 2015 at 9:02 pm

That’s why it’s slander he was not fired

Gett March 6, 2015 at 9:32 am

you tell us why he left ?? oh he was ask to leave but not fired I see.
they did not have an affair I guess??

guest1 March 7, 2015 at 7:33 am

Gett you are one misinformed mother fucker. He left Sled on his own. He was tried or bailing little wimps like Rawl ‘ s ass out of dangerous situations. And having them refuse to do their job. I guess that is what happens when you daddy is part of the ring. As far as the affair issue goes she was in a bad bad marriage. Look up her ex…oh wait his family is your family and part of the ring. I have not seen the divorce papers. But I know for a fact Britt had no affair with her. Maybe just maybe she wanted out so bad she agreed to it and basically gave her looser ex everything she had provided to his jobless ass and left.

Gett March 7, 2015 at 3:29 pm

facts are facts and you need to face them. guest1. LOL you know nothing !! you lost and big. but that is what losers do !!

ranger March 7, 2015 at 7:26 pm

You know Herman you don’t need to call others losers just look at your own life.

Britt Douche March 9, 2015 at 11:19 am

She is a slut.

guest1 March 5, 2015 at 10:40 pm

He was not fired. Get your facts straight

Gett March 5, 2015 at 8:03 pm

do not think so. unless you like throwing money away. rumors did not beat him the truth did. he got fired from SLED. running for sheriff and teaching Sunday School after what he has done, please. you are misinformed. do some DD then come back.

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Quinn March 6, 2015 at 12:00 am

Why is it that the corrupt sleaze bag home builders and their shady trash disposal friends who all live in the shadows and are only interested in lining their own pockets backed Britt? Can only be because Britt is young and inexperienced just like their other pawns like the embarrassment that is Phil (drunk in Five Points) Yarborough.

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Gett March 7, 2015 at 3:33 pm

let’s really talk chicken shit ! what your name?? LOL

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Quinn March 5, 2015 at 11:51 pm

Who listens to Otis Rawl? Best thing SC Chamber ever did was ditch this windbag.

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Lone Ranger March 5, 2015 at 6:01 pm

Meanwhile…as I-Lie-Joe-Wilson continued to stab
conservatives in the back and kiss Boehner’s behind

Joe’s psychiatrist said…hey—it’s okay to think voters won’t
hand you your head—you ARE out of your mind !!!

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rdj March 6, 2015 at 7:32 am

Hey Will … why do you let people post as the same name as someone else ?
Two rdj’s and one is not me. Not good … confusing.

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Bloom worthy March 6, 2015 at 10:57 am

I was jacked of a name also. These slanderous sites are out of control. But. Every dog will have its every day.

Koon. He’s a villain.

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Bloom worthy March 6, 2015 at 11:00 am

Koon. This guy won’t last long. With a taste for strippers and cash. Lexingtonians are like “won’t get fooled again!”
The people of Lexington suffered through Metts for 40 years. One more corrupt police supervisor will not last 40 minutes
What is it with Lexington. And video poker?!?
Why are they addicted to giving their paycheck to organized criminal elements ?!? Whether it be ex sheriff Metts or Danny Frazier. I work too hard for my money to give it to villains and thieves.

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emmiekatemiller March 6, 2015 at 6:27 pm

Jay Koon is a very arrogant power hungry individual. He hasnt even taken office and already he is acting like he is above everybody and can do as he pleases in Lexington Co. Thats what happens when only a small amount of people get out and vote….Jay Koon will ruin the sheriff’s Dept.

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emmiekatemiller March 6, 2015 at 7:49 pm

Jay Koon is a very arrogant power hungry individual. He hasnt even taken office and already he is acting like he is above everybody and can do as he pleases in Lexington Co. Thats what happens when only a small amount of people get out and vote…….Koon will ruin the Lexington county.

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LCSD LEAK December 4, 2015 at 10:41 pm

http://captiongenerator.com/72332/Jay-Koon-Reacts-to-opposition
this is what happened at last months command staff meeting

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