Sheriff Hunter Awards Medal of Commendation

On Tuesday, May 29, 2012, Sheriff Mark Hunter presented Corporal Jason Langston with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Medal of Commendation. Corporal Langston was recognized for actions he took following a medical incident at the Columbia County Detention Facility.

On May 20, 2012, Corporal Langston discovered that an inmate in a holding cell had a self inflicted injury. Corporal Langston acted immediately and without hesitation to provide emergency first aid to the inmate. Corporal Langston was able to use parts of an inmate’s uniform to form a tourniquet to control the bleeding that the inmate was experiencing until emergency services could arrive. Without Corporal Langston’s quick and decisive actions, the injuries to the inmate may have been more severe and/or life threatening.

Corporal Jason Langston epitomizes the professionalism of the staff at the Columbia County Detention Facility. They work tirelessly to ensure that all of the inmates, staff and visitors to the Detention Facility are in a safe environment.

We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude to Corporal Jason Langston and congratulate him for receiving the Medal of Commendation. Corporal Jason Langston joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s in February of 2005.

Sheriff Hunter (r) and Cpl Jason Langston (l)