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Sheriff Homer “Gator” DeLoach III (R)

County Details

  • County Seat: Palatka
  • Population: 73,321


St. Johns River Community College Law Enforcement Academy; FBI LEEDA Executive Leadership Institute; Drug Enforcement Administration’s Clandestine Laboratory Training, FBI National Academy, Session 274.


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; re-elected in 2020.

Honors and Affiliations

Palatka Masonic Lodge #34; Palatka Rotary Club; Florida Cattleman’s Association; National Rifle Association; Palatka Lions Club; Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Police Athletic League President, Ten-24 Foundation President, Rodeheaver Boys Ranch Board of Directors, North Florida HIDTA Executive Board of Directors. Putnam County School Superintendent’s Advisory Council, St. Johns River State College Criminal Justice Advisory Panel.