HENDERSON, Ky. (WEHT) — Family and friends are celebrating a big milestone for the Henderson County Sheriff.
Sheriff Ed Brady has been serving in law enforcement for 50 years.
And he was surprised with a party to celebrate his achievement.
His friends and family gathered at Rookie’s Sports Bar to congratulate him.
Brady has served as a Kentucky State Police Trooper Henderson Police Chief and is the current Henderson County Sheriff. He became sheriff in 2007.
He says 50 years ago today, he became a state police dispatcher at the age of 17.
“Well, how blessed are you to find a job that you can work 50 years and still love it? I still love to go to work. I work with great people. It’s been very satisfying. This community is a great community. I’m just thrilled with this. I can’t tell you how surprised and how humbled I am.”
He says for every bad moment, there are thousands of good moments that make the job worthwhile.
A surprise party for Henderson County Sheriff Ed Brady at Rookie’s as he celebrates 50 years in law enforcement. Brady started as a state police dispatcher when he was 17, moved to KSP for 22 years, became Chief of Henderson for 15 years, and has been Sheriff since 2007. pic.twitter.com/LHl1jwhdE4 — Cameron Witte (@CamBehindTheCam) June 10, 2019
(This story was originally published on June 10, 2019)