Maysville neighborhood members and regulation enforcement officers are reflecting on the lack of Doug Culp, a retired police chief who was dedicated to his neighborhood and job.
“He was a superb particular person,” Former Police Chief Jared Muse mentioned. “He didn’t ever do something to tarnish his badge. He was simply anyone you look as much as.” He famous that Culp was somebody who kids and adults each regarded as much as of their lives.
Muse recalled a second he shared with Culp when he was first beginning his profession as a police officer. After Culp’s retirement, Muse was assigned his former badge quantity, 196. Culp informed him to not ever do something to disrespect his badge quantity, he mentioned.
“I simply keep in mind him saying that within the very starting of my profession. And the way necessary regulation enforcement was to him and the significance of being an honorable particular person and conserving your integrity,” Muse mentioned. “I simply thought that was very highly effective for a retired police officer to inform a model new man (on the pressure) that.”
When Muse was promoted to police chief, Culp was one of many first individuals to name and want him good luck, He mentioned. He added that Culp labored with three generations of Muses on the Maysville Police Division.
Retired Maysville Police Chief Ron Rice provided his reminiscences of Culp as properly.
“Norlene and I met Doug Culp almost three a long time in the past when he provided me a place with the Maysville police division which started not solely a working relationship however a friendship,” Rice mentioned. He went on to share a particular reminiscence he held of Culp which included the time he discovered of Culp’s philosophies, policing on life, and his view on life normally.
“We owe Chief Culp and his household an incredible debt of gratitude for his a few years of service to this neighborhood and the various occasions he positioned neighborhood earlier than himself and household,” he added.
Present Maysville Police Chief Mike Palmer commented on Culp’s devotion to his profession as properly.
Palmer mentioned the primary encounter he had with Culp was at a visitors cease close to Culp’s residence firstly of Palmer’s profession. Culp informed Palmer how “proud” he was that Palmer was following uniform protocol. He identified that Palmer was sporting his hat throughout his visitors cease, Palmer mentioned.
“He was a really a lot stickler for uniform,” Palmer mentioned. He famous that Culp had a army background. “I used to be at all times informed that if you happen to have been doing one thing and your hat got here off, you’d higher cease what you have been doing and put your hat again on after which return to doing what you have been doing.”
Palmer added that Culp was at all times good to his household and his kids and was a proud advocate of the Fraternal Order of Police.
“It’s an honor for me to work with the fellows that I get to work with now to be in command of helping together with his funeral.”
Based on Culp’s obituary, Culp accepted the place of Maysville Police Chief in 1979 and remained on the pressure for 20 years. The obituary famous Culp’s loyalty and love for the neighborhood of Maysville.
“Doug made everybody really feel protected. His religion and braveness guided not solely his household however his neighborhood,” the obituary learn. “He leaves a legacy of selfless dedication to others. His mark is that of the true chief.”
Following Culp’s passing, the Metropolis of Maysville lowered American flags within the metropolis to half-staff out of “large respect and gratitude” for the retired police chief, a submit by MPD mentioned.
“It was an honor for every of us to have identified such a superb man. Our company, town, and our neighborhood mourn his passing. Could all of our ideas and prayers be with household presently,” the submit learn.
Visitation for Culp will probably be held on Monday, Aug. 21 at 5 p.m. at Brell and Son Funeral House in Maysville.
The Fraternal Order of Police will conduct a ceremony at 7 p.m. with the Rosary at 8 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will probably be held on Tuesday, Aug. 22 at 11 a.m. at St. Patrick Church.
For extra info on Culp’s life and the place donations could be made in his title, please see Culp’s obituary.