Sheriff Tommy Ford and his wife discuss what it was like before, during and after Hurricane Michael in Bay County. Sheriff Ford also discusses what it was like to have the help from his fellow sheriffs and the Florida Sheriffs Association.
Being elected as the Sheriff of Columbia County was the greatest moment in my law enforcement career. The trust I gained from my community when they elected me as their sheriff is one that I do not take for granted.
Every year on July 4th, families and friends get together to watch beautiful, amazing fireworks illuminate the sky. While the vibrant event brings joy and excitement to many, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provides that many children and adults suffer injuries from fireworks misuse.
Not only are one in five college-aged females are affected by sexual assault, but rape and sexual assault rates are about 10 percent higher in the summer (U.S. Department of Justice). If we know how to prevent sexual assault, that shocking number can be reduced.