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To Protect and to Serve: Rhiannon Terry, Hagan Police Dept.

Officer Terry displays her hot pink handcuffs. Terry is serious about her job as an officer, but she has a great sense of humor too.
To Protect and to Serve: Rhiannon Terry, Hagan Police Dept.

By Bill Young
Enterprise Staff Writer

For the most part, everyone knows what to expect from their day at work. For a cop, the general rule is ‘expect the unexpected’. There is seldom a routine day, because any given situation has the potential to be a risky one.
That’s why Officer Rhiannon Terry, Hagan’s first female police officer, is investing her time wisely, ramping up her training to be as ready as possible for all contingencies. When she isn’t on duty, she rides with other officers in an effort to broaden her experience.
Terry is proudly a hometown girl, graduating high school in 2002. She joined the force in March, after spending 11 weeks at the police academy in Savannah last year, surviving a grueling training regimen. “You get there first thing in the morning, and you [train] for about an hour, hour and a half, whether it’s running, sit-ups, push-ups, jumping jacks, splitter kicks … they work you,” she said.

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