Former sheriff dies at UofL

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Harold Tingle passes away Friday morning

By Lisa King

Former Shelby County Sheriff Harold Tingle died Friday morning from complicaitons from a fall a couple of weeks ago.

Tingle, 77, passed away at the University of Louisville Hospital, where he had been taken since his injury, which had left him paralyzed.

He is survived by his wife, Katherine, and his brother, Joe.

Tingle was sheriff from 1990 to 2002.

Sheriff Mike Armstrong, who took office in 2003 after being elected in 2002 when Tingle retired, said that Tingle was a role model for a lot of young officers, including himself.

“He was an inspiration to me; I looked up to him,” he said.

Funeral arrangements are pending at Shannon Funeral Home.