Sheriff Tom Spangler

Knox County Sheriff's Office

Knoxville, TN

Tom Spangler, Sheriff

Chief Mike Ruble

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In 1986 Chief Ruble was appointed as the Deputy Law Director for the Knox County Law Department. His primary responsibility involved the defense of Sheriff’s Office personnel against civil rights litigation instituted by inmates and citizens.

Chief Mike Ruble has been with the Knox County Sheriff’s Office since September 1, 1990. An attorney by profession, Chief Ruble brings extensive experience in both government and law to his position as Chief. 

Chief Ruble graduated from the University of Tennessee, with honors, in 1981 with a degree in Biology. In 1984, he graduated with honors from the University of Tennessee, College of Law.

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In 1990. Chief Ruble was appointed to serve as the Chief of Administration of the Knox County Sheriff’s Office. Chief Ruble supplies legal advice and consultation to the Sheriff and is responsible for training officers in the myriad of legal issues that affect the operation of the Sheriff’s Office.

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