I wanted to take a moment and recognize one of our departing members of the Sheriff’s Office – Pepper on his retirement.
Pepper has been a dedicated member of our team and served the citizens of Lee County with honor. His handler, and now owner, Deputy Derek Ranken, should be proud of their accomplishments. Many of the citizens that have been part of Derek and Pepper’s programs, have mentioned to me how impressed they were. Together, they made a great team, while interdicting drug trafficking, conducting searches and providing educational programs for the kids and community, along with many other tasks.
We wish Pepper the best in his “retirement” and know that he will be well cared for by Dep. Ranken and his family.
Thanks again for your service!
Sheriff John C. Simonton