OSAGE COUNTY (KSNT) — Members of law enforcement in Osage County mourn the loss of one on Monday.
Osage County Sheriff Chris Wells reports Deputy Terry Hollingsworth died of natural causes at a local hospital on Monday. morning at the age of 62. Hollingsworth had been a member of the Sheriff’s Office since August 2022 after retiring as police chief at the Overbrook Police Department. He had also spent time with the Lyndon Police Department as a sergeant.
Kylie Ericson, a spokeswoman for the Osage County Sheriff’s Office, told 27 News that Hollingsworth began his career with Kansas law enforcement in 1997 when he joined the LPD. He subsequently joined the OPD in 2011.
A truly professional and dedicated public servant, Deputy Hollingsworth is remembered for his heroism, courage and the oath he honorably kept in his commitment to duty.
The Osage County Sheriff’s Office extends its deepest condolences to Deputy Hollingsworth’s family, friends and loved ones. I also want to express my care and support to all members of the Osage County Sheriff’s Office who are mourning the passing of their friend and colleague.
Osage County Sheriff Chris Wells
The Osage City Police Department took to social media to express their feelings following Hollingsworth’s death.
Everyone who knew Terry knew how much he LOVED his family and community and gave his best every day to serve and protect his community.
There was something so special about Chief Hollingsworth that words cannot describe. Thank you, Chief, for so many years of remembering and serving others.
Osage City Police Department Social Media Statement