March 28, 2007
Desloge, Mo.— Attorney General Jay Nixon’s support of Missouri law enforcement was recognized this week as he was named the St. Francois County Law Enforcement Community Citizen of the Year. Nixon received the award at the 15th annual Law Enforcement Appreciation Night ceremony held at the Mineral Area Elks Lodge in Desloge on Monday (March 26). The ceremony was sponsored by the Mineral Area Elks.
“I am honored by this recognition of the excellent working relationship I’ve had with law enforcement in my 20 years of public service,” Nixon said. “My office will continue to do whatever we can to provide support to the brave men and women who protect Missouri’s citizens every day.”
Nixon was a keynote speaker at the ceremony, which also honored several officers from area police departments, the St. Francois County Sheriff’s Department, the Missouri State Highway Patrol and the 911 Joint Communications Center. The Attorney General spoke about the important role of law enforcement officers and other citizens in reaching out to vulnerable children - particularly those children who have one or both parents incarcerated - to keep them away from lives of crime.