Brady is a DeKalb High School graduate and a Marine Corps Veteran. In the Marines, he served in the infantry and the military police. He deployed to Egypt for Operation Bright Star and to Kuwait for Operation Native Fury.















After returning to Auburn, Brady obtained his accounting degree and real estate license. He worked in real estate and accounting before starting his career at the Sheriff's Department where he served as a confinement officer before being promoted to a Sergeant. He was again promoted to patrol deputy in 2011 and then began working as a detective in 2016. He has been the lead on many of the county's most serious investigations including murder, child molesting, and sexual assault cases. 

Brady is a graduate of the Indiana Law Enforcement Academy. He has served as a School Resource Officer, is on the Sexual Assault Response Team, the Child Protection Team, and the DeKalb County Safe School's Commission. Brady is also a team member of the Veteran's Treatment Court. He has training in the National Incident Management System, advanced interview and interrogation, and is Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) certified. Brady supervises and manages the sheriff's department's special security and traffic details.


Brady is a regular volunteer for projects with the Auburn Conservation Team and a member of the Auburn Area Kiwanis, Fraternal Order of Police, Indiana Sheriff's Association, and the American Legion. 

In his free time, Brady enjoys bike riding, trail walking, swimming, kayaking, and SCUBA diving. 

Brady lives in Auburn with his wife, Kristina, and their three-year-old daughter, Zoe. They are members of the County Line Church.


“As Sheriff, I will strive to develop a positive workplace culture. Information should be distributed clearly and consistently. A leader should utilize all of the information available to them and make decisions based on principle, fairness, reason, and logic.”

-Brady Thomas