On Thursday, February 19, FFA Leadership from Fort White and Columbia High School toured the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Operations Center. The students were given an overview of the Sheriff’s Office by Sheriff Mark Hunter. Sheriff Hunter explained the roles of the various divisions within the agency and how they work together to complete the [...]
On Wednesday, February 11, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Deputies arrested two Alabama men on a host of charges following an altercation and vehicle pursuit. The case began when deputies were dispatched to 199 SW Schofield Terrace in Fort White for a possible stolen vehicle where shots were fired. As deputies were looking for the stolen [...]
On Wednesday, February 11, in a ceremony attended by family, friends and Sheriff’s Office personnel, Sheriff Mark Hunter swore in Mr. Matthew Marzucco as a Deputy Sheriff. Deputy Marzucco will be assigned to the Patrol Division in the field training unit. We wish him the very best in his new career.
On Monday, February 9, Columbia County Sheriff Mark Hunter recognized a local resident for his service to the Florida Sheriff’s Association. In a ceremony at the Sheriff’s Office, Mr. Roger Noll was presented with a Distinguished Service Award by Sheriff Hunter. Mr. Noll was recognized for his 30 years of contributing to the advancement of [...]
The preliminary examination by the medical examiner revealed no trauma to the body and cause of death has not been determined. The medical examiner is awaiting toxicology. Veronica Witcher was the registered owner of the vehicle in which she was found. The investigation continues. ***Update-Detectives Investigate Suspicious Death*** The decedent has been identified by fingerprints [...]
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