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Fitzpatrick sworn in as police chief; First Lawrence resident to lead department in two decades

By Paul Tennant ptennant@eagletribune.com | Posted 2 hours ago

LAWRENCE — For the first time in more than 20 years, a Lawrencian is leading the Lawrence Police Department.

James Fitzpatrick, born and raised in this city and the son of the late Lawrence police Capt. Joseph Fitzpatrick, was sworn in as chief Thursday evening by Mayor Daniel Rivera.