KSP trooper's badge returned to family more than 40 years after his death

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."


Information from: The Gleaner, http://www.thegleaner.com/

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