Governor and First Lady Host Wounded Law Enforcement Officers

Applauds the Actions and Courage for Protecting Missouri Citizens; Local Trooper Is In Attendance

JEFFERSON CIT –– Governor Mike Parson and  First Lady Teresa Parson hosted law enforcement officers and their families last week on Thursday evening.  The dinner was held at the Missouri Governor’s Mansion, where they honored the officers that had been shot and wounded in the line of duty last month.

“Teresa and I were honored to visit with the officers and their families and to have them over for dinner,” said Governor Parson. “Each of these officers has shown tremendous courage in order to keep our citizens safe.”

The law enforcement officers that were in attendance were three police officers from Kansas City:  Officer Mike Delaney, Det. Brent Cartwright, and Det. Matthew “Buck” Williams, who were joined by their respective families.  Also attending were Deputy Chief Roger Lewis and his wife of Kansas City, Police Officer Cory Mitchell of Poplar Bluff, and Trooper Rob Crewse of Mountain Grove.

Governor Parson added, “Every time they put on the badge, these officers know the oath they have taken.  I am incredibly proud of the hard work of our law enforcement officers and their commitment to protecting our communities. These men are heroes, and the State of Missouri is better served for having them.”