C. Scott Terry

C. Scott Terry, 63, of Butts Road, Ashville, N.Y., passed away unexpectedly at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 4, 2014, in his home.

A lifelong area resident, he was born June 24, 1950, in Jamestown, N.Y.

He was a 1970 graduate of Southwestern Central School and a graduate of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department Police Academy at Jamestown Community College. He also took many classes over the years and became certified in many aspects of police work.

He became a police officer for the town of Busti on July 19, 1976 and became a Lakewood-Busti police officer on Jan. 1, 1983, when the departments combined services.

He retired from the Lakewood-Busti Police Department as an investigator on June 3, 2005. He was involved in many aspects of police work including animal control officer for the town of Busti, and was a certified firearms instructor. In 2009, he was hired by the Chautauqua County Sherriff’s Department as a court officer. Prior to his years as a police officer, he was a dispatcher for the Jamestown, Lakewood and Busti Police Departments.

He was a member of the Jamestown Moose Lodge, the Lakewood Rod and Gun Club and the Lakewood Fire Department. He was a former president of the Lakewood Police Benevolent Association and former president of the Chautauqua County Police Officers Association. Scott also volunteered for the St. Jude Telethon and the Chautauqua County Humane Society.

He had a keen interest in cars and enjoyed going to classic car shows. He also had an extreme love for animals and is survived by his dog, “Cubby” and his cat “Owen,” and he always remembered his former dog, “Striker.” He will always be remembered for his joke telling and his off-colored humor.

Surviving are a brother, Craig (Jackie) Terry of Lakewood, N.Y.; three sisters,: Cindy (Jan) Agnew of Warren, Pa., Judy D’Angelo of Jamestown, and Lee Anne Terry of Florida; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Scott was preceded in death by his father, Howard M. Terry, who died April 15, 2005; his mother, Vivian S. Andersen Terry, who died July 23, 2001 and a sister, Susan D. Terry Madura who died May 22, 1994.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday in the Lind Funeral Home. Peter Dawson, fire service chaplain will officiate.

Friends will be received from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday in the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the Chautauqua County Humane Society, 2825 Strunk Road, Jamestown, NY 14701.

You may light a candle in remembrance of Scott at www.lindfuneralhome.com.