Simpson County Sheriff Resigns


“I am pleased to be able to appoint Jere as Simpson County’s new sheriff.  He has a long and distinguished career in law enforcement and will serve the community well."

FRANKLIN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Simpson County Sheriff Chris Cline has tendered his resignation to Simpson County Judge/Executive Jim Henderson. Cline’s letter cites “medical reasons” as the explanation for his resignation.

Simpson County Judge-Executive Jim Henderson appointed Jere D. Hopson to be Sheriff for the remainder of Cline’s term. Hopson filed papers with the Simpson County Clerk’s office on Monday morning declaring his intentions to seek the office of Sheriff in the 2014 election.

Hopson retired in 2012 from the Kentucky State Police and has most recently served as the Director of the South Central Kentucky Drug Task Force for Simpson and Logan Counties.

“I am pleased to be able to appoint Jere as Simpson County’s new sheriff. He has a long and distinguished career in law enforcement and will serve the community well”, said Henderson.

Henderson went on to say, “Sheriff Cline called me on Saturday to inform me of his intentions to resign, so I immediately contacted Jere to ask him to consider serving out the remainder of the term. I knew Jere had expressed interest in the Sheriff’s office before and it seemed he would be a natural to take the post if he was willing. I’m glad he accepted my offer.”


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 238145521