In Memoriam to Those Who We Have Lost

Madison County Sheriff's Office

This page is dedicated to the memories of those Madison County Sheriff’s personnel we have lost. We miss them and think of them often. They will not be forgotten.

Sheriff Jerry R. Combs, 1951-2013

Sheriff Jerry R. Combs, a lifelong resident of Madison County, served as a Berea Police officer for more than 30 years, retiring as Assistant Chief in 2006. He was elected Madison County Sheriff in 2010, dying while in office May 20, 2013.

In 2014, the Kentucky General Assembly named a section of KY 1016 in Madison County as the “Sheriff Jerry Combs Memorial Highway.” The named roadway runs from US 25 in Berea to its intersection with US 421.

Captain Sam Manley

Captain Sam Manley - 2023

Sheriff Mike Coyle and the employees of the Madison County Sheriff’s Office are saddened to report the passing of Captain Sam Manley.

Captain Manley served a distinguished 36 years in law enforcement. Captain Manley retired from Richmond Police Department in 2005 having received the rank of Assistant Chief. Captain Manley joined the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in 2008 where he served until his passing.
In addition to his many years in law enforcement serving the citizens of Madison County, Captain Manley also served his country in the U.S. Army Reserves for 26 years as a Drill Instructor with the 100th Division; before retiring in 1998 as a First Sergeant.
We humbly request for you to keep the family of Captain Sam Manley and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in your thoughts and prayers.

His Obituary:

Samuel A Manley age 71, Captain for the Madison County Sheriffs office, passed away suddenly on Tuesday Dec. 12, 2023 at Baptist Health in Richmond Kentucky. Sam was born to the late Jack and Loretta Berry Manley, he served 27 years in the US Army Reserves as a Drill Instructor, 2005 he retired as the Assistant Chief of Police for the City of Richmond, in 2008 he began his service as Captain of Madison County Sheriff’s Office until his passing on Tuesday.

Sam is survived by his wife Barbara Manley of Richmond, his daughters: Melissa Manley Berry, Kasi Miller (Savannah), and Katie Johns, his brother Jay Manley, his grandchildren: Kaitlinn Berry, Gabriel Berry, Sydney Berry, Eva Prothro, and Lola Johns, his niece Jaylena Manley, and nephews: Hunter William Manley Miller, Trey Briggs, and Jayden Briggs.

Funeral services will be Tuesday Dec. 19, 2023 at 12 noon at Church on The Rock with Rev. Larry Burton and Chaplain Josh Horn officiating, burial will take place in the Madison County Memorial Gardens, with Military Honors. The Madison County Sheriff’s office will serve as Honor guard and pallbearers as well as Jay Manley, Savannah Miller, and Ryan Young. Visitation will be Monday evening from 5-8 pm also at Church on The Rock in Berea. Lakes Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Eddie Goode

Sgt. Eddie Goode , 1964 - 2023

The Madison County Sheriff’s Office joined our community in mourning the passing of Retired MCSO Sgt. Eddie Goode.

When we choose a life of service, we are committing ourselves to the betterment of all mankind. Those within our homes and those who live and work in our beloved communities. Sgt. Eddie Goode exuded an open and generous servant’s heart in every aspect of his law enforcement career, proving that compassion for others through our actions, words and gestures are at the core of possessing a servant’s spirit. May the memories of Sgt. Eddie Goode, his kindness towards others and his selfless spirit, live on through each of us in the days ahead as we celebrate a life well lived.  We humbly request that you continue to keep the family and loved ones of Sgt. Eddie Goode in your fervent prayers.



His Obituary:


Mr. Lewis Edward “Eddie” Goode, 58, of Union City, passed away on Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at Baptist Health – Lexington.

Eddie was born in Lancaster Kentucky on March 11, 1964 to Eugene Emil Goode Jr., and Beulah Curry Goode. At the age of 1, Eddie along with his family moved to Richmond. He was a 1982 graduate of Madison Central and during his school days was involved as a drummer with a local band named SpitFire. After graduation, Eddie began what would become a life-long career of dedicated service to his community which he loved so much. He was an EMT with the Madison County EMS as well as being involved with the Madison County Rescue Squad. In 1985 he joined the US Marine Corps Reserves and faithfully served his country just like his community. Eddie started working with the Richmond Police Department in 1987 and reached the rank of Major before his retirement. But retirement didn’t last long, as Eddie would go back to work with the Madison County Sheriff Department from 2011-2021 where he archived the rank of Sergeant.

Eddie loved telling people he was from Union City and was involved with the Union City Ruritan Club. Along with his family he attended the Union City Christian Church for many years, but in more recent years he attended the Union City Baptist Church where he was a member. In his free time he enjoyed tinkering with cars, trucks, tractors – he would often refer to himself as a hobby farmer and shade tree mechanic. He loved his family dearly, especially his granddaughter Skylar, whom he loving called “Skeeter”.

Survivors include: his wife of almost 34 years, Pati Abney Goode; his mother, Beulah Goode; his children, Emily Goode, Walker Goode and Olivia Goode; his granddaughter, Skylar “Skeeter” Goode; one brother, Billy Gene Goode (Tina), one sister, Mary Lou Smith (Jerry); special niece and nephews, Jennifer Abney, Chris Abney, and Frankie Abney; as well as a host of other extended family and friends.

Deputy Michelle Albertson, 1967-2020

Deputy Albertson passed away on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at the Compassionate Care Center in Richmond after a brief illness.

Michelle was a 30 year law enforcement veteran retiring as a sergeant with the Frankfort Police Department and as a deputy with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.

K9 Kash faithfully served Madison County alongside his partner, Deputy J. Thompson.


The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, with heavy hearts, would like to inform our community of the passing of K9 Kash.  K9 Kash faithfully served Madison County alongside his partner, Deputy J. Thompson.  K9 Kash passed away on Thursday September 3rd, 2020 after being diagnosed with a terminal illness in late June of this year.  K9 Kash was an imported eight year old male German Shepherd certified in narcotics detection and tracking.

EOW: 09/03/2020
Loyalty – Courage – Dedication

K9 Goku faithfully served Madison County alongside his partner, Deputy J. Bol.


The Madison County Sheriff’s Office, with heavy hearts, would like to inform our community of the passing of K9 Goku.  K9 Goku faithfully served Madison County alongside his partner, Deputy J. Bol, from 2014 until his medical retirement in 2019.

K9 Goku passed away on Thursday April 1st, 2021 after becoming ill on Monday March 29th, 2021.  K9 Goku was an imported nine year old male Belgian Malinois certified in narcotics detection.

K9 Goku had served the Madison County Sheriff’s Office since 2014 after being trained at the Little Rock K9 Academy in Pine Bluff, Arkansas and held narcotics certifications from the National Narcotic Detector Dog Association (NNDDA).  K9 Goku was trained, tested and certified in the detection of illegal narcotics including; heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, ecstasy and marijuana. 

Deputy Bol and K9 Goku, with their combined talents and experience, were responsible for the seizure of illegal narcotics and monies used for drug trafficking from the streets of Madison County.  Together, Deputy Bol and K9 Goku were responsible for numerous drug arrests during their time partnered together as handler and K9. 

During K9 Goku’s career, with the Madison County Sheriff’s Office, he quickly proved himself as a proficient narcotics detection K9. 

K9 Goku is credited with making a significant and positive impact on the citizens of our community by removing dangerous and illegal narcotics from the streets of Madison County. 

Deputy Bol and the Madison County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank Dr. Michael Putnam, D.V.M and the caring staff at Richmond Veterinary Clinic for their numerous years of providing expert and compassionate care to K9 Goku. 

During this time, we humbly ask our community to keep Deputy Bol and his family in their prayers as they grieve the loss of K9 Goku. 

EOW: 04/01/2021

Loyalty – Courage – Dedication

Madison County Sheriff Tip Line. Phone: 859-624-4797

The Tip Line is designed to allow individuals to provide us with tips on criminal activity that is happening in the community. You can remain anonymous if you choose to do so. You are not required to provide your name, business name or other contact information. Call 859-624-4797 

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