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Sheriff's officer named police chief in Fletcher

Daniel Terry, shown with his wife, Wendy, starts at Fletcher police chief on April 5. Daniel Terry, shown with his wife, Wendy, starts at Fletcher police chief on April 5.

 

Daniel D. Terry, who had been serving as a lieutenant in charge of the Division of Professional Responsibility for the Henderson County Sheriff's Office, has been named Fletcher police chief, the town announced.

Selected from a pool of 38 applicants, Terry starts the job on April 5. He replaces Erik Summey, who took a job as a major over operations for the sheriff's office, where he had previously served.

Previously a commander with the Elmhurst (Illinois) Police Department, Terry retired from the department after 23 years and took the sheriff's office job here. He earned bachelor's degree in criminal/social justice from Lewis University and a master's degree in law enforcement and justice administration from Western Illinois University. He served as an adjunct faculty member at Kaplan University in Chicago and has published several articles in law enforcement magazines.

Terry and his wife, Wendy, have three adult children in the Chicago area and two living at home in Hendersonville.