Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Arrest

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, a Columbia County man was arrested on narcotics charges following a traffic stop. At approximately 11:00 pm, Deputy Sheriff Kristopher Kosko stopped a gray Honda passenger car on East Duval St. for a traffic violation. While conducting an interview with the driver, it was found that there narcotics in the…

New Member Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013, Mr. Murray Smith became an official member of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In a ceremony attended by friends, family and coworkers, Sheriff Mark Hunter placed Mr. Smith under oath,¬†making him an official member of the Office. We would like to congratulate Deputy Sheriff Murray Smith and we wish him…

Deputies Search for Two Drowning Victims

On Monday, March 11, 2013, the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team was requested to assist the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office with the search for two men that entered the Suwannee River. At approximately 8:00pm, the Gilchrist County Sheriff’s Office responded to Log Landing in reference to two men that had entered the river to…

New Member Joins CCSO

On Wednesday, March 6, 2013, Mr. Calvin Lee officially joined the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. In a ceremony attended by friends, family and coworkers, Mr. Lee was sworn in by Sheriff Mark Hunter. Deputy Sheriff Lee will be assigned to the Patrol Division and partake in a lengthy and comprehensive training program. We would like…

Deputy Promoted

On Friday, March 1, 2013, Deputy Sheriff Matt Grinstead was promoted to the rank of Corporal. At a ceremony attended by friends, family and coworkers, Deputy Grinstead was promoted by Sheriff Mark Hunter. Corporal Grinstead will be assigned to Patrol Division of the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. We congratulate Corporal Grinstead on his promotion and…