Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Matthew 5:9
“It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God that such men lived.” - George S. Patton, Jr.
Law Enforcement Memorial
Located at Columbus County Sheriff's Office. This monument was erected to honor Law Enforcement from Columbus County who made the ultimate sacrifice.
CPL. Robert (Bob) H. Hinson
12/6/82 – 6/18/91
Cpl. Hinson, age 59, was shot and killed on June 18, 1991, around 1:00 A.M. while responding to a break-in call. Two suspects were arrested within hours. It was later determined that the break-in was a false call made to lure an officer to a vacant house where the two suspects had planned to murder an officer and take his duty weapon. The suspects were convicted in court and received life-plus sentences.