Ralph Sciple, Chief Investigator , Deputy Sheriff & County Fire Investigator, Neshoba County Sheriff’s Department, will retire from over 30 years distinguished service as a law enforcement officer on January 31st, 2018.
Neshoba County Sheriff Tommy G. Waddell presents Chief Investigator Ralph Sciple with a plaque honoring his years of service to the Neshoba County Sheriff's Department during a reception held on Friday, January 26th at the Neshoba County Courthouse.
Ralph Sciple graduated from West Kemper High School in 1975. He served in and received Honorable Discharges from the Army National Guard of Mississippi and the United States Army Reserve. He began his career in law enforcement in Kemper County where he served three (3) terms as Constable and then served as Chief of Police for the DeKalb Police Department for eight (8) years. He was appointed Sheriff of Kemper County, Mississippi, on August 11, 1997, by the Kemper County Board of Supervisors upon Sheriff Mike McKee being killed in the line of duty and served honorably for one and one-half years. He was hired as a Deputy Sheriff by Neshoba County Sheriff Glen Waddell on September 7th, 1999. During Sheriff Glen Waddell’s term he was promoted to Chief Investigator and appointed as County Fire Investigator. He has worked for four different Sheriff’s in this capacity and will retire from service under Sheriff Tommy G. Waddell on January 31st, 2018 having given over 18 years of service to Neshoba County.
Board Vice-President Allen White, Neshoba County Board of Supervisors, presentes Ralph Sciple with a Resolution of the Board honoring and commemorating his years of service to Neshoba County as a Deputy Sheriff, Chief Investigator and County Fire Investigator.
Ralph was joined by his family at his retirement reception in addition to the numerous officials and visitors from east central Mississippi to wish him well. Senior Circuit Judge Chris Collins opened the reception with a tribute to the integrity, character and selfless service given by Ralph over the years and noted the impact he had made through the large crowd gathered to honor him and wish him well during his retirement.
The Neshoba County Board of Supervisors express our appreciation to Ralph for his dedication and service to Neshoba County and recognize that he will be missed greatly.