On Thursday, November 20 in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter promoted three members of the Detention Division. Sergeant Holly Castagna was promoted to Lieutenant, Corporal Tocarra Gainer was promoted to Sergeant and Detention Deputy Ronnie Daniels was promoted to Corporal. Lt. Castagna will be the Security Lieutenant [...]
On Wednesday, November 19, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in Ms. Evelyn Searcy as Detention Deputy. Detention Deputy Searcy will be assigned to the Detention Division as a detention officer. We wish her the very best in her new career.
On Thursday, November 19, members of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office delivered food baskets to Catholic Charities as part of a holiday food drive. While there the Director of Catholic Charities, Suzanne Edward made them aware of an additional need in the community. Suzanne shared that there were children at a local school in need [...]
On Monday, November 17, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter recognized a local resident for his service to the Florida Sheriff’s Association. In a ceremony attended by employees of the Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Tom Brown was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by Sheriff Hunter. Mr. Brown was recognized for his 35 years of contributing to [...]
On Friday, November 14, in a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office Operations Center, Sheriff Mark Hunter praised the members of the Citizen Service Unit for their dedication and thanked them for their volunteer service. The Citizens Service Unit (CSU) was formed in 2006 and is comprised entirely of citizen volunteers who provide non-law enforcement services [...]
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