Sheriff Blankenship began his career in law enforcement in 2009 with the Henry County sheriff's office as reserve deputy. Blankenship worked his way up ways through the ranks from Patrol to K9 handler, Sergeant on Patrol to Sergeant in investigations and work narcotics as a Task Force Operator with the Alabama State Drug Enforcement Task Force. In January 2021 Blankenship was appointed
Chief of Police for the City of Abbeville and serve in the office until elected Sheriff in November of 2022.
Sheriff Blankenship was born and raised in Henry County. He has a deep found love for his community. He is excited for the future of Henry County. His goal is to provide the highest quantity of Law Enforcement to the citizens for Henry County. Blankenship is here for the citizens and has an open-door policy. As the Head Law Enforcement Official in Henry County Blankenship stands on Leading from the Front and being an active working Sheriff.