Baker County sheriff fires sergeant amid investigation

Sheriff says sergeant violated standards of conduct

Baker County Deputy fired during investigation

BAKER COUNTY, Fla. — Action News Jax has learned Baker County’s sheriff fired a sergeant after he reportedly violated several standards of conduct.

The sheriff’s office said an allegation of misconduct was made against Sgt. Randy Davis on Nov. 22.

Sheriff Scotty Rhoden put Davis on administrative leave as the sheriff’s office investigated the claim.

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On Wednesday, Action News Jax confirmed Davis was fired for violating several employment standards of conduct, according to the sheriff’s office. His termination letter is dated Dec. 4.

Action News Jax got a statement from Sheriff Rhoden that said Davis is also under a criminal investigation. Action News Jax is working to learn what that investigation entails.

Sheriff Rhoden’s full statement:

"The Baker County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the consistent pursuit of justice without favoritism or prejudice. Sergeant Davis is currently under criminal investigation which prohibits me from releasing details of the report until the investigation is complete.

As Sheriff, I remain committed to leading a department with high moral standards and strong character. Whether criminal or not, any misconduct by an employee will always be handled immediately and without favoritism. Deputies of the Baker County Sheriff’s Office are expected to be leaders in our community and role models to our youth. As long as I’m Sheriff, we will not tolerate any breach in our shared values and mission as a department."