Larry Ripley began his civilian law enforcement career after a five-year stint with the United States Army. While stationed at Ft. Sam Houston, Larry met his wife Linda and settled down in San Antonio. He graduated from the San Antonio Police Academy in 1981 and began a 31-year career, retiring at the rank of Sergeant in 2013. During his service with San Antonio, Larry was assigned to Patrol, Traffic, Youth Crimes Gang Unit, Criminal Investigation, the Chief’s Office, and finished his career with the Homicide Division. Larry was an early member of the Gang Unit and helped to establish procedures still in use today for the identification of gang members in the San Antonio area.
While working with San Antonio, Larry earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Texas-San Antonio. Larry is a proud supporter of U.T.S.A. and is a season ticket holder for the Roadrunner football program. Larry earned a Master Peace Officers certification from the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement. Larry’s career with S.A.P.D. culminated with twelve years investigating homicides and family violence cases and supervising detectives assigned to the Homicide Division. Larry brings years of experience to his position as Chief Deputy for the Kendall County Sheriff’s Office.
In 1997, Larry moved his family to Kendall County were his sons, Matt and Lee, graduated from Boerne and Champion High School respectively. Matt worked a few years as a detention officer for Kendall County and then switched his public safety choice and joined the San Antonio Fire Department. Lee recently finished his second tour of duty with the United States Army, including service in Afghanistan, and is now serving as a San Antonio Police Officer, following in his father's footsteps.