By Chris Edwards
IVANHOE – The City of Ivanhoe has a changing of the guard approaching with its law enforcement.
Long-serving Chief Marshal Terry Riley announced that as of Friday, Feb. 10, he will no longer be serving in that position. Riley has accepted a position with the Fifth Circuit Eastern District U.S. Marshals Service. Steve Drumm, who is currently serving the City Marshal’s Office as Deputy Marshal, was appointed to fill Riley’s shoes at a special-called meeting of the Ivanhoe City Council on Saturday. Drumm filled-in as interim Chief Marshal while Riley recovered from a recent illness.
“It has been an honor to work with the citizens and the city council at Ivanhoe,” Riley said.
Of his successor, Riley had nothing but words of confidence. “I know he will do a great job for the city. I know that he and the city council and mayor will work together to make Ivanhoe a great place to live,” he said.
In his time with the City of Ivanhoe, Riley led the city’s law enforcement agency, which he essentially helped establish, as the city was incorporated in 2009.
“It has truly been an honor,” Riley said of his service.