Captain Fred Bennett retires from Sheriff’s Office after 34 years


Captain Fred Bennett retires from Sheriff’s Office after 34 years

By AMBER STEWART

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office bid a happy retirement to Captain Fred Bennett Friday morning after 34 years in law enforcement.

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office bid a happy retirement to Captain Fred Bennett this morning after 34 years in law enforcement.

“I started right here on Bridge Street, and I’m retiring on Bridge Street,” he said, standing outside the Old, Old Jail where he began his career.

Inside, many of his former detectives gathered to playfully mock old photos from when handlebar mustaches seemed the law enforcement rage. Sheriff Jeff Long made an appearance, as well as former Sheriff Fleming Williams, who was the first sheriff Bennett served under.

During his career, Bennett worked at the Old, Old Jail, was on patrol and worked in the criminal investigation department for 28 years. He worked at the sheriff’s office for a total of 32 years, with an additional two years at the Franklin Police Department.

When asked what his favorite case was over the years, he responded thoughtfully, “Every case is special to the victim, so that’s the way we treat it.”

Bennett said he doesn’t have any solid retirement plans, but he’s looking forward to it.

“I appreciate the opportunity to work for the people of this county,” he said. “It truly has been a blessing for me.”

The Williamson County Sheriff’s Office bid a happy retirement to Captain Fred Bennett this morning after 34 years in law enforcement.

“I started right here on Bridge Street, and I’m retiring on Bridge Street,” he said, standing outside the Old, Old Jail where he began his career.

Inside, many of his former detectives gathered to playfully mock old photos from when handlebar mustaches seemed the law enforcement rage. Sheriff Jeff Long made an appearance, as well as former Sheriff Fleming Williams, who was the first sheriff Bennett served under.

During his career, Bennett worked at the Old, Old Jail, was on patrol and worked in the criminal investigation department for 28 years. He worked at the sheriff’s office for a total of 32 years, with an additional two years at the Franklin Police Department.

When asked what his favorite case was over the years, he responded thoughtfully, “Every case is special to the victim, so that’s the way we treat it.”

Bennett said he doesn’t have any solid retirement plans, but he’s looking forward to it.

“I appreciate the opportunity to work for the people of this county,” he said. “It truly has been a blessing for me.”

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