Savannah Police Chief Retires

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SAVANNAH, Tenn. — After 13 years as the Chief of Police in Savannah, Donald Derr is retiring. Derr served Savannah as an officer for 35 years, and the past 13 years were as Police Chief. He began as a Police Dispatcher, then worked as a Patrolman, Sergeant, Criminal Investigator and Captain, before becoming a Chief of Police. Derr says that it has been an incredible career. “I thank God for blessing me with this career and now my new employment,” Derr said. Derr has accepted a position with AKAL Security with the U.S. Marshal‘s Service Court Security Officer program at the Federal Courthouse in Jackson. His last working day will be March 26, and he will start at the Federal building on March 31. Captain Terry Hosea has been named as Interim Chief by City Manager Garry Welch.

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