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JeffCo Sheriff’s Office promotes first woman to deputy chief in 200-year history

Felicia Rucker-Sumerlin
Felicia Rucker-Sumerlin(Jefferson County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Jan. 24, 2020 at 11:16 AM CST
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JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ala. (WBRC) - The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office has promoted Felicia Rucker-Sumerlin to Deputy Chief, making her the first female deputy chief in the 200-year history of the sheriff’s office.

Rucker-Sumerlin joined the sheriff’s office in 1990. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from Columbia Southern University. She has served in the corrections division, patrol division, vice and narcotics and school resources. She was promoted to sergeant in 2004, supervising the corrections division, patrol division and identity theft divisions. Rucker–Sumerlin was promoted to lieutenant in 2008 and to the rank of captain in 2016.

Congratulations to Deputy Chief Felicia Rucker-Sumerlin!

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