Command Staff Bios

Colonel Thomas Ellegood

Colonel Ellegood - CopyColonel 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). Colonel Ellegood holds both a Florida Corrections as well as Law Enforcement certification and has been assigned to both Bureaus. He currently is assigned to the Corrections Bureau overseeing our Jail facility, Court Operations and Civil Unit.  Colonel Ellegood has advanced through the ranks and has held a wide variety of positions giving him a well rounded education and experience.

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, and enjoys time with family, close friends and the family dog.