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Ryan Rupiper, Deputy Sheriff, Hamilton County Sheriff's Office

Deputy Ryan Rupiper

How long have you been in law enforcement?

Since 2007

What other law enforcement positions/departments have you served in?

Windsor Heights Police Department, a suburb of Des Moines.

What’s an interesting fact about you that some might not know?

I was a career firefighter/EMT for 10 years before getting into law enforcement. I served as a Lieutenant/officer on heavy rescue/pumper 55 and responded to mainly heavy rescues and extrications in the Metro.

What is the most memorable incident you’ve responded to?

CPR was in progress on an infant. I happened to be 3 blocks from the address when the call came in and revived the infant with successful CPR. The infant made a full recovery.

What is the toughest part of your job?

Keeping up with continuous changes in the laws and legislations.

What gives you the most satisfaction in your job?

Investigating a crime from beginning to end with the case having a successful prosecution for the victim. Also, recovering stolen/missing property for the victim


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