Metcafle County mourns loss of sheriff

It is with deep sadness that we report the passing of Metcalfe County Sheriff Ricky M. Brooks.

On Saturday, August 3, 2019, Sheriff Brooks passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family and close friends.

Sheriff Brooks leaves a legacy of a life dedicated to public service to the citizens of the United States, The Commonwealth of Kentucky, and Metcalfe County.  Sheriff Brooks was a decorated veteran of the Iraq War; a retired Kentucky State Police Trooper, and the current Sheriff of Metcalfe County.

Obituary

CENTER – Ricky Monroe Brooks, age 40, passed away August 3, 2019, at his home. He is the son of Richard (Lou Anne) Clink of Lancing, New York and Ruth (Gerald) Brooks of Edmonton. Ricky was retired from the Kentucky State Police, was a US Army veteran, and the present Metcalfe County Sheriff.

He is survived by his wife, Mindy Asbury Brooks; two sons, Codie and Payton Brooks both of Edmonton; one brother, Christopher Clink of New York; a step-brother, Matthew (Sean) Jones of Chicago; five sisters: Bridget (David) Traylor of Summer Shade. Andrea (Chad) Vincent of Edmonton, Madison Brooks of Edmonton, Jennilee (Brent) Same of Buffalo, New York, and Kayla Clink of Lancing, New York; his maternal grandparents, Karl and Nancy Chase of Knob Lick; father and mother in law, Billy Joe and Gay Asbury; sister-in-laws, Ellen (John) Tandy of Gamaliel and Cindy (Josh) Herrington of Center; and special friends, Deward and Sandy Lile.

Funeral services were held August 6, 2019, with burial in the Asbury-Center Cemetery with military honors. Butler Funeral home was in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the VA Bone Marrow Transplant Section of the Nashville VA Medical Center, 1310 24th Ave 5, Nashville, TN 37212.

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