Police chief for Columbia County schools dies

By: Sheli Muniz Email
By: Sheli Muniz Email
Robert "Buddy" Hendry died March 10th at 68 years old. He worked as the Columbia County School Police Chief. (WRDW-TV, March 11, 2012)

Robert "Buddy" Hendry died March 10th at 68 years old. He worked as the Columbia County School District's Police Chief. (WRDW-TV, March 11, 2012)

Sunday, March 11, 2012

EVANS, Ga. -- The Columbia County School safety chief has died after battling cancer.

Robert "Buddy" Hendry, 68, died Saturday afternoon.

Funeral services will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday at West Acres Baptist Church with Dr. John Bryan officiating. Interment with honors will follow in Bellevue Memorial Gardens.

Hendry worked for 28 years as a Florida state trooper before retiring to move to Georgia.

Hendry came to Georgia in 1993 and continued his law enforcement career with the Columbia County Board of Education.

According to his obituary at Platt's Funeral Home, Hendry was a member of the American Association of State Troopers, Georgia Association of Chiefs of Police and Martinez United Methodist Church. Hendry was an avid hunter and enjoyed his time with his hunting friends.

He is survived by his parents, wife and children.

Pallbearers will be the Columbia County Board of Education school safety officers.

Memorials may be made to Martinez United Methodist Church, 3614 Washington Road, Martinez, GA 30907.

The family will receive friends at Platt's Funeral Home on Monday evening, from 6 to 8 p.m.

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