Teresa "Terri" Collentine, a retired sergeant and 27-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, died May 20 at age 48. She died after suffering a seizure while snorkeling with her husband, Jim, and a friend at Ocean Cove, her husband said. An autopsy is pending.
Mrs. Collentine joined the Sheriff's Department after graduating as a captain in the department's Explorer program at Elk Grove High School. She worked various assignments, including the Rio Cosumnes branch jail, south area patrol and in-service training. She retired last year.
She belonged to a family of sheriff's veterans. Her husband, a former deputy, also retired last year. Her father, Ted Daly, is a retired sergeant. Her stepmother, Carol Daly, was the highest-ranking woman in the department when she retired as undersheriff in 2001.
Teresa Jeanne Daly was born April 8, 1964, in Sacramento. She married her husband in 1984 and lived in Elk Grove.
Besides her husband, father and stepmother, survivors include her mother and stepfather, Janet and Robert Beck; daughters, Krysten and Stephanie; brother, John; and stepbrothers Greg, Jeph, Jim and Tim.
Services are set for 9 a.m. today at St. Peter's Lutheran Church, 8701 Elk Grove-Florin Road, Elk Grove.
Donations in memory of Mrs. Collentine may be made to Law Enforcement Chaplaincy Sacramento, P.O. Box 2829, Sacramento, CA 95812; or the Sending Place, 4764 Duckhorn Drive, Sacramento, CA 95834.