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Lisa Lane McCarty: Weathering the storms of life and law enforcement

 As a toddler just learning to walk on the lakeside beach in Western Maine, my wife, Linda, and I had no idea how our daughter, Lisa Lane McCarty, would adapt to a near-wilderness environment - or for that matter - how she would navigate a world filled with severe challenges.

Lisa has done well on both fronts - and more. The jokes abound relative to her height, which she swears is 5'1". "Have you grown any since that photo on the beach" is representative of the humor - all in good fun. You know cops and their humor. But as a woman of small stature, she has weathered the many storms of life in the 21st century and fits into the very-unique world of law enforcement like a glove.

The photo above is of Lisa's first graduating class of the Central Massachusetts Police Academy at Boylston with her as Director. We are truly proud of what she has accomplished. And it does appear that she has grown slightly from the times in the early 70's on the beach of Aziscoos Lake in Western Maine.

Addendum: (via Facebook)

Lisa Lane McCarty
You have no idea how on point this story is after what happened yesterday at Graduation. A man walked on stage and sat down next to us - in the middle of the ceremony. As a Chief was giving opening remarks. I quietly walked over to him and asked him to leave and he just stared at me. He would not speak or move. Just stared at me. I thought he was going to shoot us all. No lie. My DIs finally noticed and they had to get him up and off the stage and then sectioned him outside. I had to then get back up to the podium and continue the ceremony like nothing had happened. I was literally shaking the entire time.
Love this article though. Thank you! 💙😊
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Lisa Lane McCarty
After the ceremony, every cop in the room came up to me to say they noticed him the entire time and were just about to act. Just a bizarre, bizarre incident.
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Tom Lane
Lisa Lane McCarty That had to be tense. With the latest trends being "I hate cops" and "How can I plan to take out as many people as possible", you were right to be on guard. Just what you needed for your very-first graduation there as Director. Let us know what prompted this POS (cop lingo, folks) to do this.



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