This photo from The Star’s historical collection originally appeared in print on July 17, 1952. Its original caption:
A new commissioner and a new police chief were sworn in today in Kansas City, Kansas. Earl B. Swarner (center), who had been chief of police since May 15, 1951, was named finance commissioner to fill the vacancy created by the death last week of Edward W. Becker, and Edmun A. Ash (left) who had been recreation director since 1945, was named chief of police. Howard Payne, city clerk, is at the right.