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Chief Deputy Melinda Marple Retires.


On December 31, 2016, Chief Deputy Melinda Marple retires after 23 years of faithful service.

Melinda Marple began duty as a detention officer with the Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office in 1993.

Chief Marple has served as a Dispatcher, Civil Process Server, Street Deputy, School Resource Officer, Patrol Deputy, Shift Supervisor, Field Training Officer and Criminal Investigator. She taught the DARE program in schools, and spent over seven years in the Criminal Investigation Division where she became a certified crime scene technician. She then rose to Staff Sergeant and Lieutenant over the Patrol Division.

Chief Deputy Marple was the Patrol Commander under Sheriff Andy Shock and is now the first female Chief Deputy in Faulkner County, second in charge, under past Sheriff Matt Rice.

Chief Marple was well respected by those who served under her command, and will be greatly missed!  Faulkner County Sheriff's office extends warmest wishes to Chief Marple as she enters her retirement!

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