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Wilson County sheriff steps down to lead state association

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LEBANON, TN (WSMV) -

Wilson County Sheriff Terry Ashe announced Tuesday he is stepping down as the county's top law enforcement officer after 30 years.

Ashe said he is moving to the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association, where he will serve as that group's executive director.

"My biggest concern is my employees right now. They are more than just employees. They are family. They're hurting right now, and I know that. We had a pretty good cry session a couple hours ago, and it will be ok," Ashe said.

Ashe recently released a book, Ashes of Bluebird, that chronicles his extensive career in Wilson County.

Ashe begins his new position with the Tennessee Sheriffs' Association on Oct. 1.

Assistant Chief Deputy Robert Bryan was named interim chief until the Wilson County Commission appoints a news sheriff next month.

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