Burns presents citation honoring former Ebensburg police chief

Praises Terry Wyland’s 41 years of devoted service to the community

EBENSBURG, Oct. 16 – Continuing his commitment to recognizing those who serve, state Rep. Frank Burns recently presented a House Legislative Citation to former Ebensburg Police Chief Terry Wyland, who retired earlier this year after 41 years of exemplary service on the force.

“For more than four decades, including 15 years as chief of the department, Terry epitomized the spirit of ‘to protect and to serve.’ From taking a bullet during a standoff with a gunman to serving on a federal task force to catch a county drug dealer, Terry has been a fearless protector of our community,” Burns said. “He has also been a calm voice of reason during times of conflict, a trusted friend to folks needing help and a willing community volunteer.

“He will be sorely missed, but his legacy and example will be around to inspire new members of the force for years to come.”

ATTENTION EDITORS/ASSIGNMENT DESKS: A photo of Burns presenting Wyland the citation can be found here: https://pahouse.com/Burns/PhotoGallery?g=2845&PH=49451