Bob Lowey

Fox’s Pizza in Orland Park & Mokena, Guinness, Madden Funds and Flood Brothers Disposal present the Hibernian Radio Hour at our newest recording location known as ‘The Bunker’ and we begin the show with another episode of ‘Black Irishman’ which tells the story of Seamus O’Hooligan Jr, starring Greg Hollimon. This week we welcome Bob Lowey to the show who spent 31 years in Law Enforcement, starting out as an Auxiliary Police Officer in Bradley and becoming a Firearms instructor and Evidence technician. In 2002, he joined Kankakee Sheriff’s Department and has many titles under his belt including Field Training Officer, Arson Investigator, River Patrol and Elderly Service Officer to name a few. He was a a Narcotics officer with the MEG unit and has plenty of stories to tell from that those days with focus on the guy who shot a Correctional Officer with a gun that was smuggled into the jail by a fellow officer. Bob even arrested as many as 5 generations from one family during his Law Enforcement career! He looks back fondly on his time with River Patrol where he comments, “For every rough day, we had 100 great days!” Bob is a candidate for the Kankakee County Board and says the reason behind his move from Law Enforcement to politics is because,”I want to be an advocate for our police officers and do my civic duty in another way”. He chats about his family and shares the story of how he met his wife, Shannon, who also worked in Law Enforcement. These two discuss the upcoming presidential election and the ongoing social unrest surrounding the ‘Defund the Police’ movement. We end another insightful interview this week with Bob’s outlook on the future of Law Enforcement. Houli then brings us up to date on some upcoming events followed by this week’s obituaries. We end another great show this week with a quick trip to ‘Houli-Town’!