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Book tells of Sheriff Ashe's career

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Ranging from stories of busting illegal drug trades, solving cold-cases to comical anecdotes, Ashes of Bluebird not only tells the Sheriffs unique story, but also gives an interesting look into the history of law enforcement in Wilson County in the past 40 years.

Ashe said the book will be released in the next few weeks and he and co-author Merryman are planning a book-signing at a to-be-determined local venue.

One of the longest-serving Sheriffs in the country, Ashe dreamed of being a law enforcement officer since he was a child, growing up on Bluebird Road outside of Lebanon. After serving a tour in Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division, earning three Purple Hearts, the Bronze Star and Cross of Gallantry, Ashe returned to Lebanon to live that dream.

Merryman has made a career interviewing figures from Newt Gingrich, Shimon Peres and Nancy Reagan. Shes worked as a news anchor and reporter in many of the nations major cities, including Nashville. Merryman has since worked writing biographies, helping individuals who make a difference tell their unique stories.

Filled with crime stories and genuine recollections of life of a lawman in Wilson County, keep an eye on local bookstores for Ashes of Bluebird coming soon.

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