"Lieutenant Pelton began his employment in Corrections at the Lake County Jail in 1994, and through diligence and hard work is where he is today," Borders told the crowd at the breakfast.
"He has served in many capacities from Uniform Patrol to Criminal Investigations and promoted through the ranks, currently a lieutenant with our agency."
"Aside from his career, Lieutenant Pelton has continued to further his education and is currently in the process of obtaining his Master's Degree in Criminal Justice Administration from Columbia College," Borer continued.
"In addition, he is a graduate of the Southern Police Institute's 126th Administrative Officers Course. In May 2013, Lieutenant Pelton was named the District Commander of our South Lake District Office."
"I am proud to have him representing our agency, and I know that he does so with great pride and professionalism. He doesn't just report to work each and every day, he looks for ways to improve the service we provide and better the quality of life in our community. Our most recent event, Project Kid Connect, is an example of just that."
Pelton, along with a few other department employees, secured donations and sponsorships and planned a community event in which over five hundred (500) backpacks were given to needy families in the South Lake area. It is estimated that over four hundred (400) families attended the back to school event.
"As you can see, Lieutenant David J. Pelton is very deserving of the South Lake Chamber's Public Servant Award," Borders asserted.