Fri. Dec 8th, 2023
A familiar face, at least to some, is on his way up the ranks within the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Troop-F Commanding Officer Captain Jason Crites has announced that Sergeant James Lowary has been promoted to the rank of lieutenant.
Lowary started with the highway patrol as a member of the 82nd recruit class back in January of 2004. His assignments since have included a 5-year stint patrolling the roadways in Camden and Miller counties.
Now Lieutenant James Lowary grew up in Quincy, Illinois, before graduating in 1999 from Missouri Southern State University.
Captain Jason N. Crites, commanding officer of Troop F, is pleased to announce the promotion of Sergeant James E. Lowary. The promotion is effective September 1, 2023. Lieutenant Lowary is a 19-year veteran with the Missouri State Highway Patrol.
Lowary was appointed to the Patrol on January 18, 2004, as a member of the 82nd Recruit Class. Upon completing his training at the Patrol’s Law Enforcement Academy, he was assigned to Troop F, Zone 4, which serves Audrain County. On May 28, 2006, he transferred to Zone 5, which serves Camden and Miller counties. On July 1, 2011, he was promoted to rank of corporal and served as the assistant zone supervisor in Zone 1, which serves Cole and Callaway counties. On October 1, 2012, he transferred to Zone 16 as a marine operations trooper assigned to Lake of the Ozarks. On January 1, 2014, he was promoted to the rank of sergeant and designated zone supervisor of Zone 18, which serves Miller County. On June 1, 2017, he transferred and became zone supervisor of Zone 5, which serves Camden and Miller counties.
Lieutenant Lowary grew up in Quincy, Illinois, and graduated from Quincy High School in 1995. In 1999, he graduated from Missouri Southern State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science in criminal justice. Lt. Lowary is married to Brittany, and they have one daughter named Cora.