Sheriff Hunter Promotes CCSO Members

On Friday, August 29 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted Corporal Jason Langston to the rank of Sergeant and Detention Deputy John Geiger to the rank of Corporal. Sergeant Langston and Corporal Geiger are assigned to the Detention Division and will remain in that division as [...]

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FDLE Investigates Death of Local Man After Encounter with Deputy

On Sunday, August 24 at 6:24 pm, a Deputy Sheriff with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office took a local man into custody. During the arrest, the man resisted and the deputy used his “taser” to gain control. The deputy called for EMS due to the subject acting strange prior to the arrest. While waiting, the [...]

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New Members Join CCSO

On Wednesday, August 20 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in four new members. The members were sworn in at the positions indicated; Martha Escobar as a School Crossing Guard, Mary Luke as a LPN, Keith Thomas as a Detention Deputy, and Brett Sullivan as a [...]

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CCSO Members Inducted Into Silver Star Society

On Friday, August 15, the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranches honored three members of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office for their 15 years of continuous giving and support. Mike Heller, Special Events Manager for the Florida Sheriffs Youth Ranch inducted Captain David Wingate, Detention Deputy Adam Jernigan and Ms. Holly Castagna into the Florida Sheriffs Youth [...]

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School’s Back In So Watch for Children!!!

On Monday August 18, the Columbia County schools are back in session and that means the familiar sight of yellow school buses, crossing guards, and lots of children.  The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office will be out in force making a concerted effort to remind drivers of the hazards and encouraging them to slow down during [...]

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