Suicidal Man Shot by Deputy

On Friday, May 31, 2013, a Columbia County Sheriff’s Office deputy was involved in a shooting. At approximately 1:00 am, deputies responded to 315 NW Lamar Place in reference to a subject that was armed and threatening to harm himself and law enforcement. Deputies encountered the subject in the front yard of the home and observed [...]

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Two Citizens Recognized for Their Service

This morning, May 30, 2013,  Sheriff Mark Hunter presented the Distinguished Service Award to Mr. George Richardson and his wife Carol. The Richardson’s are being recognized for 45 years of service and support to the Florida Sheriff’s Association. We would like to extend our most sincerest appreciation to Mr. and Mrs. Richardson for supporting our [...]

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1st Annual Fins and Pins Charity Event an Overwhelming Success

On Tuesday, May 21, 2013, Sheriff Mark Hunter was honored to present a check to the Florida Sheriff’s Youth Ranches. The proceeds were from the 1st annual Fins and Pins community fish fry and bowl-a-thon recently held at the Columbia County Fairgrounds. Thanks to our generous and caring community, we were able to raise $18,000.00 [...]

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New Member Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, May 22, 2013, Sheriff Mark Hunter welcomed a new member to the Sheriff’s Office family. In a ceremony attended by family, friends and coworkers, Mr. Gregory Lance Stapleton was officially sworn in as a Deputy. Deputy Stapleton will be assigned to the Columbia County Detention Facility as a Detention Deputy. We would like [...]

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2012 Annual Crime Statistics

Today, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) has released its annual crime report. The statistics are from a reporting period of January 2012 to December 2012. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office is very proud of the statistics for the year but also realize that there is always ways to improve. In Columbia County, a [...]

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