New Lawton Police Chief

Published 09/10 2012 04:59PM

Updated 09/10 2012 06:53PM

James T. Smith started Monday as the new top Lawton lawman.

Chief Smith comes to Lawton from Kentucky, where he was a Major with the Louisville Police Department.

Smith worked with the Special Operations and Hostage Negotiation Teams in Louisville.

He's also a retired Colonel with the U.S. Army Reserves.

The City started looking for a new chief in March, after former Chief Ronnie Smith said he was forced to resign after 37 years of service.

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