The Branson Community is invited to attend a Retirement Reception for Captain Steve Lisby on Friday, December 8 after 33 years of distinguished service. The reception will be held in the Municipal Court Room in the Branson City Hall from 2:00 – 4:00 pmCaptain Steve Lisby began his career as a part-time dispatcher in February of 1984. Just a month later he was able to transfer to become a patrol officer. Captain Lisby’s career took him on a journey of being promoted to Corporal in 1986, Sergeant in 1987, he transferred to the training division in 1994, promoted to Lieutenant in 1996 and has served in his current positon of Captain since 2007. “Steve is an upstanding guy with a high regard for character and values in his service as a police officer,” stated Police Chief Stan Dobbins. “He has a passion for training and has helped develop our standard operating procedures to help make our police department what it is today. He is a part of our family… and I’ll miss him at work each day,” added Dobbins.Captain Lisby has also worked on special projects including leading the police department’s tactical special operations team, to purchasing and outfitting patrol cars, and maintaining the radio communications infrastructure for the emergency communications center serving both the police and fire departments.“I am really thankful for all the opportunities the City has given me over the years. I’ll miss the people I worked with and community members I have served,” stated Captain Lisby. Following retirement he plans on spending time with his wife Jo Beth, a retired Branson School Teacher. “I’m also looking forward to spending more time with our children, and especially the five grandkids,” stated Lisby. Retirement will also include time for another passion of Steve’s and that is raising cattle here in the area. Lisby is originally from Belton, Missouri and is a graduate of College of the Ozarks.