by Sam Clanton
BRANSON, Mo. – The community is invited to attend a retirement reception for Branson Police Captain Steve Lisby tomorrow afternoon, Friday, December 8th, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the municipal court room at Branson City Hall.
Lisby is retiring after 33 years of distinguished service. He began his career as a part-time dispatcher in 1984, but quickly transferred to become a patrol officer.
Lisby was promoted to Corporal in 1986, and then Sergeant in 1987. He transferred to the training division in 1994, and was promoted to Lieutenant in 1996, and then Captain in 2007.
In a news release, Police Chief Stan Dobbins says Lisby is an upstanding guy with a high regard for character and values in his service as a police officer, and he will be missed each day.
Following retirement, Lisby plans to spend more time with his wife Jo Beth, a retired Branson school teacher, as well as their two children and five grandchildren.
Lisby is a graduate of College of the Ozarks also raises cattle in the area.
(Photo of Lisby from mountaingateway.org)