BELL COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – People in Bell County are mourning the loss of a former county sheriff.
Bruce Bennett died at his home Saturday of natural causes at the age of 81, according to WRIL Radio.
He took over as sheriff in 2003 and served three terms, or about 12 years.
People who knew him said he was a father figure to all and worked to make Bell County a safer place for the youth.
Bell County Sheriff’s Department says he worked tirelessly and was a genuine, caring man.