COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - One day after Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott stepped down from his position, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said his former second-in-command will always have a place within the sheriff's department.
"There will always be a home for him at the Richland County Sheriff's Department," said Lott. "If that's what he decides he wants to do, we'll have a home for him, we'll have a position for him."
Scott, 44, revealed during an emotional news conference on Monday that he is suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from a 2005 crash that killed deputy Byron "Keith" Cannon, a man he hired and knew very well. That, coupled with some of the stresses of being in charge of the department, led Scott to the decision to resign.