After six consecutive terms with the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office, Sheriff Keith Cain will not run for re-election in 2022.
Sheriff Cain has served continuously in the Daviess County Sheriff’s Office since 1974.
He has held various roles and won several different awards throughout his years of service in Owensboro.
Sheriff Cain says his retirement was not an easy decision, but he is confident that it is the right one.
Sheriff Cain says, "I found nothing more satisfying nor more worthwhile than to give back to the people who have given so very much to me and my family. Over these past 24 years, we've been able to build on the achievements of some great men who came before me. And we've had some significant successes of our own that future leaders, I hope, will be able to build on also."
Along with the announcement of his retirement, Sheriff Cain announced he is endorsing Chief Deputy Sheriff Barry Smith in the upcoming election.
Sheriff Cain says he believes nobody is more prepared to take on the role.
As of Wednesday, Chief Deputy Smith has officially announced his candidacy for the 2022 election.