Charleston sheriff honored with Patriot Award

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV) -- The Employer Support of Guard and Reserves presented the Patriot Award to Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon on Tuesday.

The award recognizes agencies and businesses that employees people who serve in the National Guard and Reserve Military units.

The Charleston County Sheriff's Office has 13 sworn personnel assigned to the Guard and Reserves with two currently on active duty, and the Sheriff Al Cannon Detention Center has 13 personnel with three currently on active duty status.

Recipients are nominated by members of a National Guard or Reserve unit who are employed by the entity, to ESGR who then selects recipients with concurrence of the United States Department of Defense.