Former Los Angeles Police Department Captian Rich Wemmer was appointed security chief of the Los Angeles Dodgers on Wednesday morning.
The Dodgers must wait approval from their new owner, Major League Baseball, before Wemmer can start working. As per the league's takeover of the team, any move costing more than $5,000 must first be approved by the commissioner's office.
The chief of security position for the Dodgers has been open since December, but the team has hustled to hire an official since the Opening Day attack on a fan, Bryan Stow. Stow remains in a coma.
Wemmer, 63, spent nearly 40 years in law enforcement before retiring in 2008. He was officer-in-charge of the anti-terrorist division for the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles and once served as a clubhouse attendant for the Dodgers.
The Dodgers recently hired former LAPD Chief William J. Bratton to build a "security blueprint" for Dodger Stadium following the assault on Opening Day.