- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)24
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Remember our local law officers
To the editor:
I recently had the honor of accompanying my niece, Ashley Grither, and Ste. Genevieve police chief Dale Neuman to the Southeast Missouri Fallen Officer Law Enforcement Recognition Ceremony in Cape Girardeau hosted by Seniors and Lawmen Together. My niece won first place in the coloring contest.
Being struck by the emotions during the ceremony that unexpectedly tugged at my heart, I was deeply touched by my thoughts as each fallen officers name was read along with a date and "10-42" (off duty), followed by the placing of a white rose in their memory. Watching all who were present, one could easily see I was not along in my feelings. To be in that room during the memorial service, one could only think of the honor, difficulty of the officers' duties and their as well as their families' personal sacrifices.
My prayer is that we honor Law Enforcement Memorial Week.
Take time to think of all that our local officers have given and risked for us. There are good and bad in every part of life. Today would be a good day to think on the good.
KATHY KREITLER, Ste. Genevieve, Mo.