Chief Tommie J. Reese, Sr., Law Enforcement Coordinator for the Office of the Alabama Attorney General (pictured at left with Dawe), made the trip from Montgomery to Scottsboro to award a certificate of recognition to Scottsboro’s former Police Chief, Ralph Dawe.
“From the Alabama Attorney General’s Office to all present, reading this certificate, from the AG Marshal, to Chief Ralph Dawe, upon your retirement from the Scottsboro Police Department, Chief Dawe has served the police department and his community for 31 years. He started patrol in 1989, and rose through the ranks of Investigator in 1992 to 2002. He served as Assistant Police Chief from 2002 until becoming the Police Chief in December of 2006. His leadership and service will truly be missed.
As Attorney General, it is my great pleasure to recognize the sacrifice and service that you have given to the Scottsboro community. In recognition of your service, it is my honor to commend you for your dedicated career and extend my heartfelt appreciation to you.”
The Scottsboro Police Department also held a farewell reception for Dawe and his family on Saturday, June 27.