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The City of Zachary Recognizes Chief Darryl Lawrence During Black History Month

Posted by zachary on February 15, 2024

The City of Zachary Recognizes Chief Darryl Lawrence During Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, the City of Zachary would like to recognize Chief Darryl "Schuster" Lawrence, Zachary's First African American Police Chief. “As Mayor of Zachary, I am honored to acknowledge Chief Darryl Lawrence during Black History Month. Chief Lawrence's journey is a testament to dedication, perseverance, and excellence,” says Mayor McDavid.

Born and raised in our community, Chief Lawrence has committed 36 years of his life to serving and protecting the people of our city.

From his humble beginnings as a volunteer officer to ascending to become Assistant Police Chief, Chief Lawrence has demonstrated exceptional leadership, integrity, and a deep-rooted commitment to our city. His historic election as Zachary's first African American Police Chief in December of 2022 and taking the Oath of Office January 9, 2023 is a milestone for him and our community.

Chief Lawrence's leadership represents progress and inclusivity in law enforcement, showcasing that qualification knows no bounds and that diversity strengthens our institutions. His dedication to upholding the values of justice, fairness, and community engagement embodies the spirit of Black History Month.

As we celebrate Black History Month, let’s honor past and present trailblazers and recognize and support the leaders shaping our future, like Chief Darryl “Schuster” Lawrence.

Thank you, Chief Lawrence, for your service, leadership, and contributions to the City of Zachary.