Tag: Police

RELEASE: St. Louis County Council misappropriating Proposition P funds

On Tuesday May 9, 2018 six of the seven County Council members violated the public trust and passed a liberal spending bill to give St Louis County Health Department employees salary increases from the funds that were raised from the Public Safety sales tax, commonly known as Prop P. Sixth District Councilman Ernie Trakas, who claims to be a Republican, gave the measure a “resounding Yes!” vote.  Trakas has continually voted with liberal Democrats on […]

RELEASE: Lieutenant Governor Parson Attended the Funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton

(Clinton, MO) – Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson attended the funeral of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton on March 12, 2018. Officer Morton, 30, lost his life in the line of duty on March 6, 2018. Lieutenant Governor Parson said, “I am deeply saddened by the death of Officer Morton. I served in law enforcement over 22 years and 12 of those years as Sheriff of Polk County. During that time, I put to rest one of […]

RELEASE: Statement from Governor Eric Greitens on the Death of Officer Ryan Morton

Clinton Police Officer Christopher Ryan Morton, 30, was shot and killed in the line of duty on March 6, 2018. Two other officers were injured. A statement from Governor Eric Greitens is below: “Through the ages, the people who protect us go by different names. In one era, they are called warriors. In another, knights. In our era, the people who walk our streets and defend the defenseless are given an honored name: they are […]

RELEASE: Blunt Statement on the Passing of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Morton

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roy Blunt (Mo.) today released the following statement on the death of Clinton Police Officer Christopher Morton, who was killed in the line of duty. “Officer Christopher Morton put his life on the line in service to his community and our nation, and we are deeply saddened by his loss,” Blunt said. “Officer Morton’s death is yet another stark reminder of the danger our law enforcement men and women face every […]

8-year-old shot in North County, STL County PD investigating

St. Louis County Police responded to a shooting in North County on Wednesday that involved an 8-year-old victim. The St. Louis County Police Department from the North County Precinct responded to the 10400 block of Count Drive for a shooting, which also activated a nearby Shotspotter, a gunfire detection system. According to police, when they arrived they located an 8-year-old girl who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg. She was transported to a local […]

Local officials honor the first female officer in St. Louis County

Local County officials honored the first St. Louis County female police officer this month with an official County holiday which celebrated her 22-year career with the department. On the 60th Anniversary of her first day, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar, and St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger deemed Dec. 21, 2017 as Police Officer Winona “Jean” Schrieber Day. Schrieber’s dreams of becoming a police officer first got its start while she was living […]

St. Louis County Council expected to vote on more FY2018 budget items

More budget items are expected to be heard at the last St. Louis County Council meeting of 2017. The Council on Tuesday will attempt to pass multiple pieces of legislation that deal with the FY2018 budget for St. Louis County. Some of these bills focus on adopting a budget for the general fund, special road and bridge fund, and health fund to name a few. In addition to budget legislation, Councilman Sam Page has a […]

Franks files the ‘Protestors’ Bill of Rights’

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – In preparation for his second legislative session, State Rep. Bruce Franks Jr., D-St. Louis City, has filed a number of measures aimed at addressing issues including crime prevention from the root cause, recidivism and job training in the Missouri Department of Corrections through House Bill 1579, public school education, charter school accountability through House Bill 1580, police and gun owner accountability, funding for youth violence prevention programs through House Bill 1585 […]

RELEASE: St Louis County Police Association reacts to McCulloch decision

“The brave men and women of the St Louis County Police Association are saddened and deeply disappointed by Mr. McCulloch’s decision not to seek the death penalty. Police Officer Blake Snyder represented the very best our society has to offer and he was murdered in the line of duty by a coward who represented the very worst. While we share the same thoughts as Elizabeth, Mr. McCulloch is the longest tenured prosecutor in the State […]

Guest Column: Boosting The Image Of Police, One Department At A Time

I recently had the privilege of a ride-along with my city’s Police Chief – Kevin Scott. It was a great experience to learn about the department and the direction of our community. I want to share what I learned about the police department because I think it’s pretty special, and to critics of police policies and tactics it offers hope for the future. I did not have police officers in my family, and have only […]