Tenn. deputy dies after collapsing in court

Deputy Terry Dyer, a 35-year law enforcement veteran, was remembered as having ‘a heart of gold’

Duty Death: Terry Dyer - [Madison County, Tennessee]

End of Service: 04/20/2021


By Police1 Staff 

JACKSON, Tenn. — The Madison County Sheriff’s Office is in mourning after one of its deputies died in the line of duty last week. 

Deputy Terry Dyer.
Deputy Terry Dyer.

According to WBBJ-TV, Deputy Terry Dyer collapsed April 20 while in a county courtroom. Dyer was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead. 

Dyer worked across four different departments in the course of his 35-year career, according to the Jackson Sun. He was laid to rest Sunday after an emotional service. 

“Terry changed lots of lives,” said Madison County Sheriff John Mehr. “He had a heart of gold. I don’t know how many people who have told me what he’s done for others.” 

Dyer’s cause of death has not been released, reported the Jackson Sun. 

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