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By Dan Rudy 

Wrangell officer retires after 20 years


Dan Rudy/ Wrangell Sentinel

Retiring police officer Terry Courson wraps up 20 years of service to the Wrangell community Wednesday. He will continue living in the community, though spending a bit more time traveling and helping out at the firing range.

A patrol officer will be hanging up his hat and badge this week, after two decades of public service.

Officer Terrell Courson officially finished with Wrangell Police Department yesterday.

"I wanted to be a cop when I was a kid," he explained. His father had been a firefighter, but had dissuaded his son from pursuing a career in either that field or police work. "Eventually I went into the military."

Courson served in the Navy for six years, primarily working as an aircraft technician aboard the U.S.S. America. His first policing experience came during the latter half of his tour. The aircr...

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