Video: Williver Sworn in As New Chester Lieutenant
Thomas Williver is sworn in as the newest lieutenant on the Chester Township Police force.
Surrounded by family and in a room packed with well-wishers, Sergeant Thomas Williver of the Chester Township Police Department was elevated to the rank of lieutenant in a June 6 ceremony that featured family, friends and a highlighter.
Williver dedicated himself to the new position of lieutenant by swearing his oath on a bible held by his wife and daughters and soon had his new brass pinned onto his starch white shirt by his mother, who told the newly minted lieutenant how proud she was.
Williver was also given a highlighter from Chief of Police Wayne Martini with the note that his predeccessor, recent retiree Tom Schmieder was infamous for using the highlighter on reports.
Williver took the evening in stride, thanking his coworkers, his employers, his friends and family before commenting that on his watch, every officer will have a different colored highlighter used on each repott.
Williver is a 12-year veteran of the Chester Police, coming to the force in 1999 after three years as a patrolman in Morris Plains. Williver is a former Aviation Electrician's Mate 3rd Class for the Coast Guard.
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