Colonel Thomas W. Ellegood joined the Lee County Sheriff’s Office in 1990 and is a second generation member of the agency following his father (retired). Thomas holds both a Florida Corrections as well as Law Enforcement certification and has been assigned to the Bureau of Corrections his entire career. Thomas has advanced through the ranks and has held a wide variety of positions giving him a well rounded education and experience. He is one of a small number of members who has received certification as a Certified Jail Manager with the American Jail Association.
His wife who is also a member of the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and his daughter are instrumental to his success, both personal and professional.
Outside of his professional interests, he fishes, boats, teaches and enjoys time with family, close friends and the family dog.