Tag: Missouri National Guard

RELEASE: Governor Greitens announces partnership with Israeli Home Front Command

Governor Eric Greitens announced Friday Missouri’s inclusion in the Chief National Guard Bureau’s bilateral initiative with the Israeli Home Front Command (HFC). Missouri will be one of only four states to obtain such a valuable partnership. The Israeli Home Front Command exists to provide civilian protection in times of crisis or war, and aids in rescue and recovery efforts, both in Israel and abroad. The Missouri National Guard will participate in joint training exercises with […]

RELEASE: Statement from Governor Greitens on Veterans Commission

On Wednesday, the Missouri Veterans Commission accepted the resignation of former executive director Larry Kay. They voted to appoint Col. Grace Link of the Missouri National Guard as Interim Executive Director. The Governor released the following statement. “The commission took bold action to protect our veterans tonight. Missouri’s veterans—our neighbors, friends, parents, and grandparents–were being hurt. When people are being hurt, and bureaucrats fail to act, fail to listen, and offer only excuses, we’re going […]

Former St. Louis police officer found not guilty in 2011 shooting death

Former St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty of first-degree murder or armed criminal action for the December 2011 shooting death of Anthony Lamar Smith. St. Louis Circuit Judge Timothy Wilson released the verdict on Friday morning that stated that Stockley would not be charged in the shooting death of Smith after a high-speed pursuit through St. Louis and subsequent crash. Stockley who now resides in Houston was originally charged in 2016 […]

Governor Greitens takes precautions to prepare for possible events in St. Louis

Today, Governor Eric Greitens took the initial steps to activate the Missouri National Guard in anticipation of possible events related to the Jason Stockley verdict. “As Governor, I am committed to protecting everyone’s constitutional right to protest peacefully while also protecting people’s lives, homes, and communities. Taking the steps to put the Missouri National Guard on standby is a necessary precaution,” said Governor Eric Greitens The Missouri National Guard may be needed to help protect critical infrastructure and […]