Magnolia City Council appoints Lt. Kyle Montgomery as interim police chief

Terry Enloe (left), former chief of the Magnolia Police Department, announced his retirement at an Oct. 8 Magnolia City Council meeting. City Council members appointed Lt. Kyle Montgomery (right) as the interim police chief.

Terry Enloe (left), former chief of the Magnolia Police Department, announced his retirement at an Oct. 8 Magnolia City Council meeting. City Council members appointed Lt. Kyle Montgomery (right) as the interim police chief.

Following the retirement of Magnolia Police Department Chief Terry Enloe, Magnolia City Council members appointed Lt. Kyle Montgomery as interim police chief at an Oct. 8 City Council meeting.

Enloe served as the chief of MPD since May 2015, and in various law-enforcement positions since September 1975, Community Impact Newspaper previously reported. His retirement is effective immediately.

"[Enloe is] a policeman at heart. He came at a time when we really needed a great person such as himself," Magnolia Mayor Todd Kana said during the meeting. "We hate to see you go, but we know sometimes it's just time. We've appreciated you, and don't be a stranger."

Montgomery has been in law enforcement for 15 years and began working at the MPD in 2007, he said. He was promoted to sergeant in 2012 and lieutenant in 2016, under Enloe's leadership.
By Kara McIntyre
Kara started with Community Impact Newspaper as the summer intern for the south Houston office in June 2018 after graduating with a bachelor's degree in mass communication from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. She became the reporter for north Houston's Tomball/Magnolia edition in September 2018, moving to Alpharetta in January 2020 after a promotion to be the editor of the Alpharetta/Milton edition, which is Community Impact's first market in Georgia.


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