After more than 20 years with the same man at the helm of the DCSO, there’s a now new sheriff in town in Owensboro.
After more than 40 years with the sheriff’s department, Keith Cain announced his retirement back in October, and on Tuesday, a new sheriff was appointed.
A new man now leads this group, sheriff Barry Smith, and he’s honored to be the new head man.
“It means a lot," said Smith. I’ve spent my whole adult life here. I was 21 years old when I started here, so I’ve been here for 27 years. The Daviess County Sheriff’s Office means a lot to me. I’ve worked side-by-side with sheriff Cane for the last ten years, so to lead the agency as the sheriff… it truly is an honor.”
Smith said it’s always been a dream of his to become sheriff of Daviess County, and he said yesterday was bittersweet day as he was happy to receive the new title but sad to see one of his coworkers go.
Smith said he’s looking forward to getting to promote some current deputies and bring in new ones in April, and smith will carry out the rest of Cains term for the next 13 months, and after that, an election will be held to determine who the next sheriff will be.