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Thurmont gets new police lieutenant

(5/1) Brian Williar is the new lieutenant of the Thurmont Police Department. He was sworn in during the April 28 Thurmont Town Commissioners meeting.

“We had some senior people in various agencies that applied from the state level and county,” said Thurmont Mayor Martin Burns.

Williar, 52, grew up in Rocky Ridge and graduated from Catoctin High School in 1973.

“I look forward to serving the town. I look forward to being back in the town and its people,” Williar said.

He served in the U.S. Army and Frederick City Police. He retired as a captain from the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office after nearly 20 years.

“I was looking for someone with command and supervisory experience and I knew he was a good leader,” said Thurmont Police Chief Greg Eyler, who worked with Williar for over 20 years.

Eyler said Williar is very community oriented, which is the type of officer that the town needs.

“It’s going to make this job even easier because we don’t have to learn who each other are and how to work together,” Williar said.

Williar replace Shawn Tyler who resigned on Feb. 10.

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