Lowe glad to be home with the FBI

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Bob Western, Steve Lowe and Marvin Carter visit after Tuesday’s Rotary meeting at the Owl Cafe.

FBI agent Steve Lowe was reminded and shared with sLaurel Rotarians on Tuesday that there is no place like home.
The valedictorian of the LHS Class of 1994 shared his story with an audience that included his elementary school and junior high principals, his doctors, his best friend’s parents, his parents and a room full of fans, that his goal has always been “to make Laurel proud.”
Lowe has been assigned to the FBI office in Billings since 2014 after a decorated career in the Navy after he received a degree at the University of Washington.
“I have been blessed to have traveled all over the world and whether I was living in Washington, DC, or Seattle or ports around the globe, I knew it was a blessing to grow up here.”
He remembered going to the middle school principal’s office and receiving a paddling at the hands of Marv Carter, who was in attendance.
He also used the meeting to fess up to a certain field fire he may or may not have been a part of when he was growing up. The fire was started on July 3. Lowe also implicated one of his friends who grew up to be in leadership roles in the Army.
Lowe began his career with the FBI after he started a family and didn’t want to miss his wife and milestones in their childrens’ lives.
He shared the FBI looks for “people who can talk with people” and have a degree when it recruits agents.
While stationed in Seattle, Lowe played a role in a Russian plot where Russian agents assumed US identities. The FBI broke up a ring that led to numerous arrests.
Lowe was happy in Seattle but when a position in Billings as a special agent became available, he knew he wanted to be close to home and to find hometown for young family.
He is assigned to the Crow and Northern Cheyenne reservations and acts as a representative in semi-sovereign land.
“I am really a glorified sheriff,” he said.
The reservations harbor many “deep-seated issues” and he often has to sort out whether the perpetrators or victims are tribal or non-tribal members as he works through cases.
He enjoys his job and its challenges and said that no day is the same.
“At the end of the day, it is great to have a safe place to raise a family and to know that I am close to the grandparents and Laurel,” he said.


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