After 30 years of service, he deserves for people to come out and say thank you. He has done a terrific job, Craighead said.
He has done so many things for us. He has been a real asset to our community and he helped me be a better judge, added Judge Clara Byrd, a lifelong friend of Ashes. Hes got a wonderful family. Hes been blessed and he knows hes been blessed. He appreciates it.
Ashe certainly did. He said that he was humbled that the people of Wilson County would feel that he deserved such a celebration.
One person in particular was thrilled to see Ashes lifelong dedication to the community be recognized his wife, Beth.
When a person dedicates themselves and are committed like he has been, they deserve this. It is refreshing to see that all the times he has sacrificed away from his family to keep Wilson County safe is appreciated. For people to say thank you is more than anybody could ask for, she said.
Ashe has been the second longest serving sheriff in the state of Tennessee. He was first elected in 1982 and ran for the office unopposed, all but four times. Since resigning as sheriff, Ashe has taken on a new role as the Executive Director of the Sheriffs Association. He will also serve as the Legislative Liaison for the sheriffs in Tennessee to the Governors office and the General Assembly.
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