On Friday, June 13, Columbia County Sheriff’s Office held a luncheon in honor of three valued members of the CCSO family who are leaving the agency. Sheriff Mark Hunter took the opportunity to thank them for their service to the Sheriff’s Office and Columbia County by presenting them with plaques for their exceptional service.
Ms. Judy Wheeler is normally the first person someone sees with when they enter the Sheriff’s Operations Center. Her charm and warm smile will be greatly missed from the receptionist’s window in the Lobby. She retires with more than 13 years of service.
Detective Sergeant Terrence “Tip” Tyler supervised the detectives in the Criminal Investigations Division. His successor will have huge shoes to fill, for not only is Tip a fine gumshoe, but he is also an exceptional SWAT operator. He leaves with over 11 years of service to go to a state law enforcement agency to continue his career.
Detective Sergeant Jeff Watson supervised the detectives assigned to the County Multi-jurisdictional Drug Task Force. He worked tirelessly to rid Columbia County of illegal drugs. He is highly skilled at dismantling volatile drug labs and conducting narcotics investigations. He leaves with over 11 years of service to go to a state law enforcement agency to continue his career.
Sheriff Hunter praised each of them for their dedication and expressed his personal gratitude for jobs well done. We wish them all the very best in the future.