Henderson, KY 1/31/22- The Henderson Police Department announced today that Major Briscoe Edwards is retiring from after 20 years of service to the City of Henderson.
According to the statement, Major Edwards began his career with the Henderson Police Department in January of 2002 when he was assigned to Traffic and Patrol.
Major Edwards moved several ranks throughout the years making his way to Major where he finishes his career with HPD.
- Promoted to the rank of Corporal in 2007.
- Promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2010.
- Assigned as Sergeant of Investigations in 2011.
- Promoted to the rank of Lieutenant in 2014.
- Promoted to the rank of Major in 2017.
- Major Edwards was also apart of the Hostage Negotiation Team and was also a Driving Instructor.
Some of Major Edwards accomplishments throughout his career:
- Employee of the Month (April 2008)
- In 2005, Edwards received a Letter of Commendation for helping to negotiate with an armed suspect with a weapon and persuaded him into dropping a sword.
- In 2005, Edwards received a Letter of Commendation for locating a meth lab and the arrest of the suspect.
- In 2007, Edwards received a Letter of Commendation for apprehending a fleeing suspect after a vehicle and foot pursuit.
- In 2008, Edwards received a Letter of Appreciation for acting above and beyond his regular duties as a Corporal. His efforts were essential in reviewing all aspects of how the department operates, updating manuals and which included writing new policies.
- In 2008, Edwards received a Letter of Commendation for his actions during a burglary at South Middle School. The two suspects were taken into custody and numerous other unsolved burglaries were cleared.
- In 2010, Edwards was named the Officer of the Year.
- In 2011, Edwards received a Letter of Commendation for his actions during an Emergency Response Team (ERT) call out on Cottage Avenue. The negotiations lasted 6 hours and the hostages were not injured.
- In 2012, Edwards received a Letter of Commendation for his response to a Bank Robbery. He, along with another officer, located a female suspect and recovered a firearm along with all the stolen money. The suspect was also tied to three other armed robberies in the days prior to this incident.
- In 2014, Edwards received a Letter of Commendation for his response and negotiations regarding a barricaded suspect in a domestic assault on Racetrack Road.
HendersonWatch would like to congratulate Major Briscoe Edwards on his retirement and all of his future endeavors.