Deputy’s impact remembered by family, friends

JACKSON, Tenn. — A Madison County Sheriff’s Office deputy was laid to rest Sunday.

Deputy Terry Dyer had been with the sheriff’s office for more than three years.

Several law enforcement agencies, as well as family and friends, honored Dyer with stories about the impact he made on their lives.

Madison County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Tom Mapes says Dyer was one-of-a-kind.

“He was a unique individual. He’s loved by everyone. He was a jokester and a prankster in a way, but he was also very serious with his assignments,” Mapes said.

Dyer was an influential deputy, and taught many deputies after him. His co-workers and pastor spoke about the love he had for everyone he met.

Mapes says Dyer also had a few things that stayed close to his heart.

“His main love was Emma. Emma was his daughter,” Mapes said. “He loved UT football and he loved law enforcement. He was one of those unique individuals that stood apart. That stood above.”

Mapes says Dyer, known as “Bear,” loved to make the people around him happy.

“He always found humor. He would always do things behind the scenes, and he just loved to carry on with people and made them feel relaxed and feel loved,” Mapes said.

Mapes said Dyer made a huge impact on the community and will be missed by many.

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