Terry was born May 11, 1945 in Kenton County to John Harrison and Iona (Clinkenbeard) Bush. He attended Holmes High School in Covington where he participated in football and graduated in 1963. He then attended the Cincinnati Bible Seminary until January 1967.
During 1963, he worked at the Latonia Christian Church as a janitor. After high school, he went to work at the Cincinnati Terminal Warehouse.
Terry joined the Cincinnati Police Division as a Police Recruit on April 7, 1967. He was appointed Patrolman on July 19, 1967, issued Badge 255, and assigned to District 7 (813 Beecher Street). A year later, Patrolman Bush was rotated to District 6 (3295 Erie Avenue). During August 1975 he transferred to District 1 (310 Lincoln Park Drive). During November 1976, Officers Bush and Roger Fogus responded to a report of a disorderly man and when they knocked on the door, the man inside discharged a shotgun through the door, striking Fogus in the hand. Officer Bush completed many hours of crime prevention training and education and became a district crime prevention specialist. He was promoted to Police Specialist on November 8, 1981 and issued Badge PS-180. Specialist Bush retired on May 3, 1993 with 26 years of service and exactly 100 letters of appreciation and/or commendation.
Specialist Bush died on December 26, 2022 at the age of 77.
He was predeceased by his sister, Carol Bond. Specialist Bush is survived by his wife of 56 years, Joan Helen (Boyd) Bush; children, Brian Bush, and Cammie (James) Hulett; grandchildren, Branden Lawless, Jonathon Lawless, Michael Bush, and Marcus Bush; and brothers, John (Barbara) Bush and Dennis (Joyce) Bush.
A visitation will be held 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday, December 30, 2022 at Strawser Funeral Home at 9503 Kenwood Road in Blue Ash. An FOP service will be held at 10:45 a.m. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. and burial will follow at Rest Haven Memorial Park, 10209 Plainfield Road.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati.
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