New Sheriff starts Friday in Henderson

New Sheriff starts Friday in Henderson
Published: Jul. 2, 2021 at 5:31 AM CDT|Updated: Jul. 2, 2021 at 5:49 PM CDT
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HENDERSON, Ky. (WFIE) - In Henderson, there’s a new sheriff in town.

Deputy Chief David Crafton was sworn in Friday afternoon as family and friends watched.

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Last week, the fiscal court voted unanimously to appoint him.

Crafton says he’s looking forward to his new position and tackling the big task of hiring.

He also says they are in need of deputies right now and have started the process of hiring.

“There is a lot of stress on them when we have these spots open,” Crafton said. “We can be down as much as 25 percent in personnel, so they are having to work longer hours and so forth. That’s the biggest issue right now.”

Former Sheriff Ed Brady retired after 52 years in law enforcement.

Crafton will finish out Brady’s term until the end of 2022.

To remain sheriff beyond that, Crafton will have to be elected.

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