Lexington County’s Gabriel Colbert, Highway Patrol Trooper of the Year

State Trooper Gabriel M. Colbert  of Lexington County, received the South Carolina Highway Patroltrooper Trooper of the Year award. He was chosen from among 13 other nominees from around the state. Colbert, assigned to Troop One/Midlands, was recognized for his efforts in saving the lives of three out-of-state motorists, including a 2-year-old child, during the “1,000 Year Flood Event” in 2015.

The South Carolina Department of Public Safety held a ceremony Wednesday honoring troopers from around the state for exceptional service in 2015.

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