Bradley Appointed New Ripley Co. Chief Deputy
By Mike Perleberg
(Versailles, Ind.) – A new chief deputy has been named at the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office.
Sheriff Tom Grills announced over the weekend that he has promoted Corporal Rob Bradley to Chief Deputy.
Grills said Bradley is very qualified for his new role as the sheriff’s office’s second-in-command.
“This will be great for his future career within the Sheriff’s Office. He will be assigned duties and be responsible for issues I am not able to participate in, or can’t get to, and he will learn the intricacies of the operation of the Sheriff’s Office from me for the benefit of the public and the Office itself,” the sheriff said.
Now holding the rank of Major, Bradley has been with the Ripley County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years, beginning as a jailer in the 1990s. He worked in the jail for about 2 ½ years before being hired as an Osgood Deputy Town Marshal. Bradley served in Osgood for three years before he became a sheriff’s deputy in 2002.
Bradley fills a vacancy left by the retirement last month of former chief deputy David Pippin, who is currently facing criminal charges related to an alleged prescription pill scheme.