Adams promoted to chief deputy

Lyon County sheriff Brent White (left) recently promoted Sam Adams to chief deputy.

On Nov. 24 Sheriff Brent White promoted his department’s longest serving deputy to the position of Chief Deputy Sheriff.

Lyon County was one of only a few sheriff’s offices in western Kentucky without a chief deputy before this promotion. Sam Adams started his law enforcement career in 1993 at the Georgetown Police Department before later joining the Paducah Police Department in 1999. He retired from Paducah PD in 2010 and was hired that same year in August by then Lyon County Sheriff Kent Murphy. He has continued until this day as a deputy sheriff with our agency, White said.

“Sam works hard for the citizens of Lyon County, day in and day out,” Sheriff White said. “His experience, tenure, attention to detail, and dedication to public service made him an obvious choice to assist in leading our agency’s team of professionals.”

Chief Deputy Adams has been in an acting capacity with this position since late in 2019. The promotion makes it official.