Colonel Ron Replogle

2015 Inductee

About Colonel Ron Replogle

Colonel Replogle became a member of the Missouri State Highway Patrol in 1984. After 31 years and four months of service, he retired after serving the last five years and one month as the Patrol's superintendent.

He served 10 years as a road officer in Troop D Springfield, where he was promoted to zone corporal and zone sergeant. He was also assigned as a criminal investigator and polygraph examiner in Troop D for three years in the Division of Drug and Crime Control (DDCC). In 1996, he was promoted to lieutenant and transferred to the Patrol’s General Headquarters in Jefferson City, where he served for three years as the assistant director of the Professional Standards Division. In 1999, he transferred back to DDCC serving as an assistant director, before being promoted to captain and director in 2001. He was promoted to major in 2006, and placed in command of the Criminal Investigation Bureau. On March 1, 2010, Governor Jay Nixon appointed Colonel Replogle as the 21st Superintendent of the Missouri State Highway Patrol.

Colonel Replogle grew up in Marshfield, Mo., where he graduated high school in 1978. He was a three-sport athlete where he was named first team all-conference in football, basketball and baseball. He also attained all-district and first-team all state honors in football. He attended the University of Missouri-Rolla from 1978-80 where he was a two year starter on the Miner football team. 

He is a 1994 graduate of the National Training Center of Polygraph Science where he received the top polygraphist award in his class. He is also a 1999 graduate of the Northwestern University Traffic Institute’s School of Police Staff and Command. Colonel Replogle also attended the Anti-Defamation League Advanced Training School, which allowed him to travel to Israel for the National Counter-Terrorism Seminar in September 2009. In July 2013 he attended the 8th Annual Commandant's National Security Program at the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle Barracks, Pa.

He has been married to his wife, Cindy, for 35 years. They have two sons, Chase, daughter-in-law Ashley and grandson Will and Adam and daughter-in-law Maggie. They currently reside just outside of Ozark, Mo., where they enjoy the outdoors and spending time with family and friends.