YORK COUNTY, SC - Each year local Optimist Clubs recognize York County law enforcement officers during the Optimist Club Respect for Law program. Sheriff Kevin Tolson congratulates Sergeant David Vaughn who received recognition as Clover Optimist Club Officer of the Year.
Recognition for the award comes as a result of Sgt. Vaughn’s willingness to go above and beyond in the Property Crimes Unit at the York County Sheriff’s Office. For several months as the Lieutenant of the unit was on medical leave, Sgt. Vaughn flawlessly took over supervision, filled in for other Detectives on quarantine due to COVID-19 and worked on his own investigations without hesitation.
One investigation of note was of a rare 1950’s Chevrolet inline motor stolen from a storage unit. Through Sgt. Vaughn’s connections and intuition, he was able to locate the motor at a suspect’s house that was not even known to be involved with the theft at the time of the investigation.
“I am very proud of Sergeant Vaughn’s accomplishments,” said Sheriff Tolson. “His commitment to the York County Sheriff’s Office and the dedication to the citizens of York County makes him a valuable asset and is very deserving of this award.”
Sgt. Vaughn received the officer of the year distinction on May 11, 2021 during the Clover Optimist Club meeting. Vaughn has worked for the York County Sheriff’s Office for 15-years.