Jack Lanier

Profile Updated: May 17, 2018
Residing In: Longview, TX USA
Spouse/Partner: Brenda
Occupation: Police Sergeant and Fire Rescue Chief (Retired)
Children: Jack III (Jay) born 1981), Currently, Police Officer in Tyler, TX. He and his wife, April have been More…married for 11 years, but still have no children, except for the furry 4 legged "daughter," (Chica), a Chihuahua/Dachshund mix.

Brent, born 1983, Served 4 years of Active Duty in the U.S. Air Force Security Forces (Military Police). He also served 6 months in combat, Ballad, Iraq. He is married to a former Air Force Nurse. Ha! (like father, like son). They now have three boys, Levi Jacob Lanier (our first grandson), Asher Cannon Lanier, and Jude Austin Lanier. They currently reside in McKinney (Dallas area), TX. Brent is a graduate of Wright State (Dayton, Ohio) University and is employed as a supervisor/Instructor with STIHL Co. in McKinney. He is also in the U.S. Air Force Active Reserve Security Forces (Military Police) as a Supervisor (Technical Sergeant) awaiting promotion to Master Sergeant.
Military Service: U.S. Air Force (Retired)  

I began my career after graduating from college at Tennessee Tech in 1972, where I attended on an athletic scholarship (Track and Cross-Country) setting the Tennessee Tech track record in the 800 meter run, and winning the Ohio Valley Conference 800 meter run in 1970 and 1971, later competing Internationally while serving in the U.S. Air Force in Europe.

I served during the Viet Nam War and have served three tours in the Middle East during The Global War on Terror earning the Unit Meritorious Svc. Award for Valor. Those I supervised were the true brave ones, as I was the mere supervisor. I was just privileged to wear the award along with them.

In 2012, I retired from the City of Longview, serving combined hours with the Longview Fire and Police Departments, last serving as a Police Sergeant. I retired from the U.S. Air Force Active Reserve in 2009 with 32 years combined active duty and reserve. Currently, I serve as Northeast Texas Regional Director of the Texas Police Association, and as 3rd District Vice Commander of the American Legion, Department of Texas, where I serve on the Legislative Committee and as liaison to the 115th U.S. Congress.

Was fortunate to have also been a college instructor/Coordinator in both the East Texas Police and Fire Academies, and also instructed Isshyn Ryu Karate at Kilgore College while working for the City of Longview.

School Story:

I wouldn't know where to start!!

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Dec 30, 2017 at 12:33 PM

My condolences go out to the families of Lillian and all the others who have passed on from our graduating class this past year. And prayers continue for their families.

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Posted on: Sep 04, 2017 at 2:04 PM

Thank you Jack for the update on the aftermath of the hurricane in your area. I am thankful you and your family are safe.
The recovery is just beginning! My prayers go out to the people of Texas

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Very well said! My thoughts completely!

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Posted on: Jan 07, 2016 at 1:42 PM

Congratulations Nancy. It is good to know that you have a happy and successful life as do I. Grandchildren and retirement is great!!

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Sep 09, 2015 at 11:57 AM

Yes sir Tom! All of those things and events you listed truly bring back memories, i.e. "Penny Burgers", "Crazy Crater", "Mr. Rupp", and Hash Browns at Dobb's House. Glad you are doing well!!

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Jun 26, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Have a HAPPY BIRTHDAY Dickie!!

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Posted on: Mar 06, 2014 at 12:59 PM

Happy birthday Jack.

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Posted: Dec 16, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Levi Jacob Lanier, My first grandson, born 06/23/11 to Brent and Brittany (Williams) Lanier, Beaver Creek, Ohio