A New sheriff is in town in Henderson County as of Friday afternoon.
Chief Deputy David Crafton was sworn in to replace Sheriff Ed Brady.
Sheriff Brady retired from law enforcement after a 52-year-long career. The Fiscal Court voted unanimously to appoint Chief Deputy Crafton last week.
Crafton has been serving Henderson County as the Chief Deputy for 12 years, and serving in law enforcement even longer.
Crafton credits his family and his years of experience for allowing him to step into this role.
“This is my 41st year in law enforcement. My wife has been very supportive over the years. I started out with the city police here in Henderson. Then, I went to the Kentucky State Police. I retired from there and then I’ve been doing this with Ed for the last 12 years,” says Sheriff Crafton.
Sheriff Crafton will finish out Brady’s term, serving until the end of 2022.
Beyond that, he will have to run for election in Henderson County.
He says he is most looking forward to facing the challenges with a great group of officers.
Sheriff Crafton tells us his first move as he takes on this new position is to hire new people to fill some deputy spots.