Mono Sheriff announces retirement

Mono County Sheriff Rick Scholl

From:             Jennifer Hansen, Public Information Officer

 Date:              November 8, 2012

 RE:            Sheriff Richard C. Scholl announces retirement

This decision does not come lightly, as those closest to me would agree, but after deep consideration and weighing all the options, I have made the decision to retire.

I believe there is a time in everyone’s life that work is not the primary focus, and family, along with personal health, must take the forefront.  In the past, I have sacrificed my family, along with personal relationships, for “the job.” I feel, at this stage in my life, it is time to move on and focus on the quality of life that retirement will allow my wife and I to enjoy.

I have been honored to be the 21st person to serve as Sheriff-Coroner of Mono County.  To have the trust of the employees and the citizens over these past six years has truly been a privilege.  I know our accomplishments have outweighed the defeats and I believe the Sheriff’s Office is poised to continue moving forward in a positive manner under the direction of Undersheriff Ralph Obenberger.

When I was sworn in as the Sheriff-Coroner on January 8, 2007, thirty two years after I was first sworn in as a Mono County Deputy on January 8, 1975, it was my goal to lead the department in a positive way with the attitude that we are accountable and responsive to the citizens and visitors to Mono County.  It was a mandate that we build collaborative relationships with all departments throughout the County and Town.  I believe we have been successful in that regard.

The decisions and changes made over the past six years may not have always been viewed by everyone in the same light; however, those decisions have always been made in the best interest of the department as well as for the citizens and visitors of Mono County.

It has been an absolute privilege to represent and work with each member of the Mono County Sheriff’s Office. They are truly dedicated professionals and I believe they have represented the Sheriff’s Office in the best light.

There have been numerous accomplishments over the past six years, and I am thankful to be a part of those changes, never losing sight of enhancing the quality of life for our employees, along with the citizens and visitors to Mono County.

My wife of 37 years, Annette, and I plan on travelling the country wherever the weather is nice and look forward to exploring the back roads and many golf courses throughout the United States in our 5th wheel trailer.

I have set my retirement date for Thursday, December 20, 2012.



Rick Scholl
Mono County Sheriff-Coroner


20 Responses to Mono Sheriff announces retirement

  1. Donald Murphey November 13, 2012 at 9:31 pm #

    Sheriff Ricky, you have served well, MLFD, MCSO, MLPD, and as Sheriff of Mono County!
    You and Annette are truly deserving of a Long and Happy Retirement!
    My Warmest Best Wishes on your Travels!


  2. upthecreek November 13, 2012 at 9:03 pm #

    seems as if there are a lot of people with 4 stars leaving their jobs…


  3. Johnny law November 10, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    Been trying to for over a year now, your refusal to REALLY investigate this matter is why you don’t know. Or refusal to find the real truth since several phones calls were made to Bob Hector we’re made trying to talk to you and his quote “I don’t want to go after Scholl because you now what will happen” print that I dare you!

    • Benett Kessler November 10, 2012 at 2:17 pm #

      I’ll print it but I still don’t know what you’re talking about. If you want to call me – 760-937-3295.

      • Wilderbeast November 10, 2012 at 3:00 pm #

        Bennett- Not sure why you even bother responding to the dip stick remarks by some of these folks. “Read about it in PORAC”…..why would anyone read PORAC who isn’t an active or retired LEO? You are entirely too gracious.

        • Benett Kessler November 10, 2012 at 4:00 pm #

          I like to give people a chance to get honest, and thanks for your comment.

          • upthecreek November 13, 2012 at 4:36 pm #

            That’s what people like about you Benett .. You are a very fair and honest reporter..

            Thanks for your effort to uncover the Truth. We need a lot more like you.


          • Benett Kessler November 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

            Thanks, upthecreek.

  4. Johnny law November 10, 2012 at 9:47 am #

    It already has been proven and that’s why he is leaving. He is leaving before the proof is made public! You can read all about it in PORAC magazine in the next couple months like everyone else!

    • Benett Kessler November 10, 2012 at 10:20 am #

      Why don’t you spell out what you’re alleging?

  5. Big Rick OB November 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm #

    This means that in all likelihood, Ralph O. becomes the interim Sheriff,until the next election, which means that Lt. you-know-who becomes Under-Sheriff. Can it GET any better than this?

    • Mono Man November 10, 2012 at 6:10 pm #

      Yes it could get “better” (not). They could bring back Paranick.

  6. what next November 9, 2012 at 6:54 pm #

    I wonder if this is a setup for things to come!

  7. Hank Cole November 9, 2012 at 4:52 pm #

    Rick, congratulations on your retirement We have moved to Orlando, Fl as my health has declined. We moved close to our son. I Would live to keep in touch as you enjoy your retirement. Hank Cole

  8. fish dude November 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm #

    About time!!! Hopefully the County will get someone in that position to show some real leadership and reign in thier heavy-handed employees!

  9. Wanda November 9, 2012 at 3:01 pm #

    Cangratulations Sheriff. Does this mean Jim Arkens is going to take over that department too?

  10. Johnny Law November 9, 2012 at 2:11 pm #

    What didn’t you post my comment? Too much of the truth for you.

  11. john Delgado November 9, 2012 at 11:49 am #

    So what els is new hahahaha 🙂

    • upthecreek November 9, 2012 at 4:35 pm #

      good luck sheriff.
      I hope the county / Taxpayers will take good care of you in your retirement.



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