Rutherford County TN

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh

Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh was appointed as Rutherford County sheriff Jan. 12, 2017 by the Rutherford County Commission.

He joined the Sheriff’s Office in 1994 as a patrol officer and soon trained new deputies. He served as a patrol sergeant, lieutenant and captain. He supervised the communications, records and warrants divisions.

He earned the Rutherford County Crime Stoppers’ Officer of the Year.

Fitzhugh started out his career at BellSouth where he rose in the ranks to serve as manager of marketing, corporate and community affairs, personnel and business marketing where he prepared and managed a $5 million budget.

He is a graduate of Central High School in Murfreesboro. He earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from Middle Tennessee State University.

Fitzhugh volunteered at the Rutherford County Rescue Squad and served as the director for four years.

He and his wife, Janice, have six children and 16 grandchildren. He is a member of First Baptist Church in Murfreesboro.

Fitzhugh is an active support of MTSU football and men’s and women’s basketball. He enjoys reading and lake activities.