WILSON COUNTY, Tenn.- The long time sheriff of Wilson County has announced his decision to step down from the post.
On Tuesday, Sheriff Terry Ashe announced that he would be taking a new position as the executive director of the Tennessee Sheriff's Association.
"It's probably the hardest decision I've ever made in a career decision. I love what I'm doing," he said.
Sheriff Ashe said it was an emotional day. He has spent around 30 years as sheriff, but the Tennessee Sheriff's Association is based in Lebanon so he'll still be around and he said his door will always be open. His last day in office will be September 30th.
Assistant Chief Deputy Robert Bryan will assume duties as Sheriff on October 1st until another Sheriff is appointed.