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Named acting police chief, Ramirez hopes to land job permanently
Lt. Jose Ramirez inherited the reins of the Rincon Police Department on on interim basis following the resignation of Phillip Scholl. - photo by File photo

RINCON — Lt. Jose Ramirez of the Rincon Police Department is not a control freak. He surrenders all things — big and small — to God.

Ramirez’s faith is the reason that he isn’t fretting about the possibility of becoming Rincon’s next police chief. He wants the job but is quick to say that he and his fellow officers will support the person that the Rincon City Council ultimately selects.

Ramirez was named acting police chief following Phillip Scholl’s resignation. Scholl, who opted to pursue interests outside law enforcement, ended his six-year stint as police chief July 10.

“If the Lord has it in the plan for me to assume that position, I feel like I am prepared," Ramirez said. "But at the same time, I want it known that every man and woman in this department, with that including our civil side, completely supports city council in any decision that they make.

“We can learn a lot from anybody that they bring in here. We are a team and we know we can’t do it alone, so will support city council in appointing and searching for a new chief.”

See the July 14 edition of the Effingham Herald for the rest of this story.