By Martha Jacob
The Village of Ripley is losing one of its police officer, who has been a true asset to the village.
Sgt. Corey Herren is a Ripley K9 Officer for the Village of Ripley, and along with his dog, Bragi. Herren has been with the department for more than 5 years, but will be leaving on Sept. 24, his last day with the department
Herren will be going to the Williamsburg Police Department when he leaves Ripley.
“I’ve truly enjoyed working in Ripley, it’s been a great place to work and this move is bitter sweet,” Herren said. “I have mixed feelings leaving, but a big part of me looks forward to going back home to my roots in Williamsburg.”
Herren said the chief at the Williamsburg Police Department contacted him and asked him to join the Williamsburg Department as a full-time K-9 officer. He said he wasn’t looking for a different job at the time, but looks forward to going back. He said his brother lives in Williamsburg as well as other members of his family.
“I currently live in Mt. Orab, so I’ll only be six miles from Williamsburg,” Herren said. “Since Bragi is owned by me, he will definitely be going with me. The Williamsburg Department is having a K-9 vehicle built. This will be its first K-9 Unit in its department.”
Herren is a Williamsburg High School graduate and attended the Southern Hills Career and Technical Center police academy and graduated in 1999. He worked for 12 years as a police officer for the Village of Georgetown before his five years at Ripley.
“I like being a police officer,” Herren said,” I always have. The first thing I was ever taught by my parents was to treat people the way I wanted to be treated, and I’ve carried that idea with me throughout my career as an officer. I’m not saying that someone might not beat me down, tomorrow…but my hope is always to talk people out of bad behavior.”