Columbia County schools safety chief dies

Robert “Buddy” Hendry, the director of Columbia County School Safety Officers, died Saturday at his home in Evans. He was 68.

Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday at Platt’s Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Road, Evans.

Hendry had been battling lung cancer since July.

After a 28-year career with the Florida State Patrol, Hendry moved to Columbia County nearly 20 years ago and started a new career protecting the county’s pupils.



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