Ruiz retires from LPD


By Kelly Rich



Sergeant J.J. Ruiz retired from the Lafayette Police Department last week after serving 14 years in law enforcement.

Captain Henry Behr, of the LPD, commented, “I have known J.J. since September of 1998. We went through the TN Law Enforcement Training Academy together. He worked for Trousdale County Sheriff’s Office for 10 years then he came up here (Lafayette) for 14. I have worked with him since 2007 while he was K-9 officer here. Then he went to work with the drug task force then came back here last year as a patrol sergeant. He is extremely knowledgeable in drug interdiction and K-9 handling. He was a very honest and dependable officer, and very loyal to the department.”

Chief Gann stated, “J.J. came to the LPD in 2006. He was a K-9 officer for a while. In 2013 he joined the 15th Judicial Drug Task and stayed there until 2016 then he came back to the LPD. He has done a good job. I hate to see him go. He is very knowledgeable in law enforcement. He has his own company that builds decks and remodels in Lafayette. He has been doing this as a side job for the past several years and wanted to see where he could take it. I wish him nothing but the best.”

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By Kelly Rich

Reach Kelly Rich at 615-666-2440.

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