Captain Robert Tuttle with the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office has been named to the University of Central Missouri Athletics Hall of Fame.
Tuttle played second base for the Mules from 1970 to 1975. He earned first team and honorable mention NCAA All-American honors. He was named the All-MIAA first team each year he played at UCM. Tuttle helped the 1973 squad qualify for regionals and the 1974 team to the College Division World Series. He led the team in runs scored three times, hits twice and stolen bases twice.
Tuttle said he feels good about the honor and has a lot of good memories about the team including playing along side Jim Crane, who is now the owner of the Houston Astros.
Tuttle graduated from UCM with a Bachelor of Science in Education. He later attended Traffic Management Institute at UCM.
After graduation he joined the Royals class A team in Waterloo, Iowa for one year. When he was not resigned the following year Tuttle became interested in law enforcement and joined the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office in 1978.
Over his extensive career, Tuttle has served in the following units: road patrol, motorcycle, emergency response team and investigations. He started the Professional Standards Authority and investigation internal affairs issues. In September 2017, Tuttle was promoted to the rank of Captain. He currently serves as the division commander of the Courthouse Division.
The Hall of Fame induction ceremony is scheduled for February 15, 2020. This year's class features seven student-athletes, three teams and one special recognition individual.