The City of Florissant's New Chief of Police Timothy J. Lowery was sworn in Sunday with full support of his family, friends and fellow officers. An overflowing crowd gathered at Yacovelli’s Restaurant to celebrate the event, hosted by former chief and mayor Robert G. Lowery Sr. and his wife Carole.
Also in attendance were Lowery’s wife Laurie and son Bryan, his brother David, who is with the FBI, according to Florissant Police, as well as sisters Kim and Kathy. Most of Lowery’s extended family was also in attendance, along with many friends.
Capt. Timothy Fagan served as master of ceremonies, and along with Capt. Randy Boden and Capt. Sean Fagan, led a large contingent of fellow Florissant police officers and police department employees that were in attendance. Law enforcement officials from other jurisdictions joined elected officials in saluting the new chief, including now-retired Chief Bill Karabas.
As Mayor Schneider addressed the crowd, he expressed his continued admiration for what he said is one of the best police departments in the nation, adding that his confidence in the new command staff in charge.
He also reflected on the tremendous contribution to law enforcement made by the Lowery Family before administering the ceremonial oath of office to the new chief.