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.

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.

IN MEMORY OF A DEDICATED K9 PARTNER:

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.

IN MEMORY OF A DEDICATED K9 PARTNER:

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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