Baby Grady: Couple names newborn son after Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd

(Photos courtesy: Polk County Sheriff's Office)

There's a new sheriff in town. Sort of.

New parents Terry and Jillian recently welcomed their newborn baby boy into the world. His name? Grady James.

If that name has a familiar ring to it, there's a good reason.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said the happy couple met Sheriff Grady Judd at Highland Park Church in Lakeland during their Christmas service.


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There, they told Judd that they were going to name their son after him once he was born.

Now they've followed through, and introduced little Grady James, who was born at 6 pounds, 12 ounces.

"We think we're in love," the sheriff's office wrote. "Congratulations to this sweet little family!"