HENDERSON, KY (AP) - The badge of a Kentucky State Police
trooper killed more than four decades ago has found its way back to
the officer's family.
The Henderson Gleaner reports that Kentucky State Police
Commissioner Rodney Brewer recently sent the long-lost badge to the
family of Mack Ed Brady in Henderson. Brady, the father of current
Henderson County Sheriff Ed Brady, died Nov. 9, 1966, when his car
crashed into a bridge abutment, then exploded as he sped to a
domestic violence call.
Sheriff Brady said the badge apparently had been in an envelope
in a desk drawer at state police headquarters in Frankfort for
years, but no one had looked to see what was in the envelope until
six months ago.
Mack Ed Brady's widow, Barbara Brinkley, says having the badge
gives her "peace now."