LAUREL, Miss. (WDAM) - Three members of the Laurel Fire Department have moved up in the ranks.
The men were sworn into their new positions during a ceremony at Laurel City Hall Friday morning.
Brad Lowery was promoted to captain, Lonnie Johnson was promoted to lieutenant and Timothy Tisdale was promoted to battalion chief.
“I’ve strived through my career to promote comradery in training, and I hope to be able to promote that even more in my new assignment and just leave the department in better condition than I found it. Just always work hard, and praise God for what he gives you,” Lowrey said.
Laurel Fire Chief Leo Brown said he is proud of the men.
“It’s good to see guys rewarded with promotions that are going to continue to strive and do better in the department, bringing in leadership to the department and help promote the fire department moving forward to make it better,” Laurel Fire Chief Leo Brown said. “They’re good guys, and I’m looking forward to working closely with them now more so than ever.”