Chief Earl Dishmon began his career in law enforcement with the Tunica County Sheriff's Office in 1996 as a patrolman. During his employment with the Sheriff's Office, Chief Dishmon served in numerous capacities as Administrator to the Sheriff, Grants Coordinator and TRIAD liaison. In 2019, Chief Dishmon received his appointment to Chief Deputy of Public Relations for Sheriff Hamp. His duties and responsibilities consisted of working with the senior citizens and youth of Tunica County, as well as the overall public.
Chief Dishmon worked for the Tunica County School District for 28 years from August of 1970 to May 1998. His duties were to oversee the operation of the school, create a safe and comfortable environment for teachers to teach, children to learn, and parents to work cooperatively with the school. During his tenure, his roles transitioned from teacher to Principal of Tunica Junior High School, Principal of Rosa Fort High School, and the Alternative School Director.
Chief Earl Dishmon was born and raised in Tunica County and is a graduate of the Rosa Fort High School Class of 1966. He attended Jackson State University and graduated in May of 1970 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Arts. Chief Dishmon furthered his education at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS and graduated in May 1992 with a Master of Education Degree in Administration and Supervision.
It is with deep regret and profound sadness that the Tunica County Sheriff's Office say farewell to our beloved coworker, Mrs. Sharon Jackson who departed from us on May 31, 2021. Mrs. Jackson had been employed with the Tunica County Sheriff's Office for 25 years as a Telecommunications Officer, as well as, serving in different capacities within the department.
In this sorrowful time, we extend our heartfelt condolences to the family of Mrs. Sharon Jackson. We asked that you keep her family and the Tunica County Sheriff's Office family in your thoughts and prayers.
Shellbaby, as she was fondly called by family and friends, will truly be missed.
Trenda L. Watts
We remember Sheriff Deputy Watts who was killed in a car accident in August of 2009. Watts was a graduate of Rosa Fort High School and had been a member of the SO for three years.