NEWBERRY COUNTY — Richard M. Attaway III of the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office graduated Aug. 5 from the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy after completing a 12-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program.
Attaway is now a Class I Certified S.C. Law Enforcement Officer. He was a member of Class #651.
A lifelong resident of Newberry County, Attaway began working with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office as a Corrections Officer with the Newberry County Detention Center in July 2013. Attaway is a 2001 graduate of Newberry High School and furthered his studies at Newberry College.
Attaway is married to the former Jessica A. Chapman of Newberry, who is a 911 TeleCommunicator with the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office. Attaway is the son of Richard M. Attaway Jr. and Lea Hamm Attaway of Newberry.
Attaway’s grandfather, Richard M. Attaway Sr., was employed with the Newberry Fire Department for many years and retired as a lieutenant. His father is a retired sergeant with the Newberry Police Department and Newberry County Sheriff’s Office as the “DARE” officer while his uncle, Lee Attaway, worked for the Newberry County Sheriff’s Office and retired with the S.C. Highway Patrol.