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Major Rick Pace

Major Rick Pace is a Newburgh, Indiana native who attended Castle High School, graduating in 1982. After high school, Major Pace joined the United States Army where he served with the 82nd Airborne, 1/504th Parachute Infantry Regiment for 4 years, obtaining the rank of Sergeant. Major Pace served in Honduras during Operation Golden Pheasant, in Panama during Operation Just Cause and in Saudi Arabia during Operation Desert Shield and Desert Storm. After his service to our Armed Forces, Major Pace returned back to Indiana and attended the University of Southern Indiana where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in General Science. Major Pace joined the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office in 1991 as a Jail Officer. In 1994, Major Pace was hired by the Evansville Police Department. He served the City of Evansville until he was hired as a Deputy with the Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s office in January of 1995. Major Pace has worked in Motor Patrol, Narcotics and Confinement. He is a certified instructor and is a primary instructor for Physical Tactics. Major Pace has held the ranks of Sergeant, Lieutenant and Major. He has been the Executive Commander of the Confinement and Operations Division and is currently the Executive Commander of the Administration Division. Major Pace is a member of the Board of Directors for the Evansville Parks Foundation and an active volunteer with the Central High School Wrestling & Lacrosse teams. Major Pace has over 20 years of law enforcement experience and is most proud of the relationships he has built with his fellow deputies and confinement officers. Major Pace and his wife Carol have two sons, Austen and Hunter. His favorite quote is, “Stay Alert, Stay Alive!”

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