New head of law enforcement named for Ky. Fish and Wildlife

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Kentucky Department of Fish & Wildlife

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) – Retired Menifee County Sheriff Rodney Coffey will be the new director of law enforcement for Kentucky Fish and Wildlife.

Coffey served four terms as sheriff before retiring in 2014. His background includes serving as president of the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association and eight years in the United States Navy Reserve.

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The 45-year-old assumed the position on May 1.

Coffey began his law enforcement career in 1994 with the Morehead State University Police Department before being elected as Menifee County sheriff in 1998.

Coffey was named Sheriff of the Year by the Kentucky Sheriff’s Association in 2003.

 

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