CCSO Retires Two K9s

On Tuesday, March 17, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office officially retired two of its canines after years of faithful and productive service to the community. Canines Zombie and Perry were acquired in May of 2008 and were teamed with their handlers Sergeant Matt Grinstead and Lieutenant Keith Jackson (retired) respectively. During their seven years of [...]

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CCSO Exposes Local Human Trafficking Group

On Saturday, March 7, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office began an investigation into a kidnapping, rape and false imprisonment case which uncovered a local human trafficking group. At approximately 11:30 am, the Sheriff ‘s Office was notified that a “distraught female” had flagged down a motorist on NE Bascom Norris Rd at NE Derby Place [...]

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CCSO and FDLE Need Public’s Help

Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are asking for the public’s help with any information regarding this cold case homicide. On July 22, 2008, Linda Raulerson was murdered while working at the Joy Food Store located at North US Hwy 441 and I-10. This is now the location of the [...]

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Two New Members of CCSO Hit the Ground Running (literally)

On Friday, February 27, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office officially welcomed two new members to the agency’s K9 unit during a ceremony attended by friends, family and Sheriff’s Office personnel. Canines Bak and Rek are the two newest members of the Sheriff’s Office K9 unit after completing nearly six months of intense training. The canines [...]

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New Members Joins CCSO

On Friday, February 27, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in two new deputies. Mr. Aaron Green was sworn in as a Deputy Sheriff and Mr. Cornelius Lorton as a Detention Deputy. Deputy Green will be assigned to the Patrol Division in the field training unit [...]

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