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    May 11 2022 Hilditch leads Pledge of Allegiance Sumter County Council 2Sumter Veteran Chris Hilditch led the Pledge of Allegiance before Tuesday’s County Council meeting.
    Clerk to Council Mary Blanding read a brief biography of Hilditch, who has been a Sumter County resident since 1998.
    Hilditch served our Nation in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserves.  He became a member of the U.S. Air Force Junior ROTC when he was in high school in Delaware.
    He served as a Security Police/Security Forces member with the 569th U.S. Forces Police Flight in the Kaiserslautern Military Community in Germany at the beginning of his military career before completing his active-duty career at Shaw Air Force Base. 
    He continued his military career in the Air Force Reserves as an IMA Reservist while also working as a Deputy with the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. During his tenure with the Sheriff’s Office, Chris returned to active-duty service following the events of Sept. 11, 2001, to augment the 20th Security Forces Squadron at Shaw AFB. 
    Hilditch has also worked over the years as a staff investigator and paralegal in two Sumter law firms and has owned and operated a private investigative office prior to working for Sumter County Government.
    He has been the Property Manager for Sumter County Government since January 2017, and has been the ADA Coordinator for the County since 2021. He is a graduate of Leadership Sumter Class XXIII and is a Tuomey Fellow. He currently serves on the Sumter Crimestoppers Board and has been active in the Sumter Community in other civic organizations such as the Knights of Columbus.
    Chris and his wife Susan have been married for over 21 years. They have a son, Aidan, and daughter, Mary Grace. His wife is a Registered Respiratory Therapist with Prisma Health Tuomey Hospital and has worked there for over 20 years.
    Chris and his family live in County Council District 4, which is represented by Councilman Charles Edens. 
    May 11 2022 Hilditch leads Pledge of Allegiance Sumter County Council 4