WATCH: New Beginnings
SAN ANGELO, TX – For the first time since Nick Hanna took the reigns as Sheriff of the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office, he announced on Monday the promotions and retirement of some of the most respected figures in the Tom County Sheriff's Office.
After 44 years of service to the Tom Green Sheriff's the retirement of Lt. Terry Lowe of the Criminal Investigation Division was formally announced.
"I feel every one of them," said Lowe. Although the Vietnam Veteran is calling it a career he'll still be part of the department in serving as a member of the reserve unit.
Lt. Lowe is succeeded by Seargent Billy Fiveash of the Criminal Investigation Division who has served under Lowe for some time now not to mention the promotion solidifies a true starting from the bottom type story.
"I started working at the Tom Green County Jail in 1999," said Fiveash. "It means a lot to me to follow in my dad's footsteps in a law enforcement career. I'm just going to keep working at it and keep going from here."
In addition to the announcements involving Lowe and Fiveash, former FBI Agent Abel Pirelli was sworn into the Office of Reserved Deputy Sheriff of Tom Green County.
Tommy Williams, an 18-year member of the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office Reserve Division was named Seargent of the division.
"This has been my family for a long time," said Williams. "A lot of ya'll have seen me come up and some of you have saved my bacon a couple of times and I appreciate it and so does my wife. I look forward to being part of this family for as long as I can."
Deputy Patrick McMillan was also honored for 20 years of service with the Tom Green County Sheriff's Office while Seargent Christopher Duerstine was honored for 10 years of service.