- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Police: Woman arrested after meth found hidden in pants (5/26/17)2
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
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.