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Sheriff Homer "Gator" DeLoach III (D)



St. Johns River Community College Law Enforcement Academy; FBI LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute; Drug Enforcement Administration’s Clandestine Laboratory Training.


Putnam County Sheriff’s Office, 2001; youth resource deputy, 2003; missing persons investigator, 2004; detective, 2005; promoted to sergeant/Drug Unit commander, 2007; patrol sergeant, 2009; property crimes sergeant, 2010; promoted to lieutenant of Criminal Investigations Bureau, 2011; appointed
to captain of Administrative Services, 2012; elected Sheriff of Putnam County, 2016.

Honors and Affiliations 

Palatka Masonic Lodge #34; Palatka Rotary Club; Florida Cattleman’s Association; National Rifle Association; Palatka Lions Club; President of Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Police Athletic League, President of Ten-24 Foundation, Board of Directors for Rodeheaver Boys Ranch.