Johnson County jail commpander retires after 29 years

OLATHE, Kan. - A long-time jail commander retired from the Johnson County, Kan., Sheriff's Office on Friday.

Major Bret Cortright spent 29 years in the sheriff's office working in the Johnson County detention facilities. According to the sheriff's office, one of his proudest accomplishments was leading the transformation of the Olathe Detention facility into the Central Booking facility.

Cortright began working for the sheriff's office in May 1983. He was a radioman on a submarine in the United States Navy for four years before that.

A retirement ceremony was held on Friday for Cortright.

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