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Sheriff Cain makes final radio call, retires after 48 years

Published: Nov. 30, 2021 at 8:23 PM CST
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DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - Daviess County Sheriff Keith Cain worked his final shift Tuesday.

He could be heard over the radio at 3:30 p.m. making his final call.

“Central, this will be my last transmission as sheriff of Daviess County, but I wanted to take the time to thank each of you,” said Sheriff Cain. “It is my distinct honor to have served along side all of you.”

“We wish you a happy retirement, and we thank you for your dedication,” said a tearful dispatcher.

You can hear the full call here:

Sheriff Cain announced his retirement in October.

[Daviess Co. Sheriff announces retirement following 24 years of service]

He spent more than four decades with the sheriff’s office, starting in 1974. He served six terms as sheriff.

Major Barry Smith will now assume the role of Sheriff.

Major Smith has served as chief deputy to Sheriff Keith Cain for the last five years.

He had announced his intentions to run for sheriff in the 2022 election, prior to Cain’s retirement announcement.

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