Employee of the Month
Trooper Jeremy D. Sanders, has been selected as the March 2017 Employee of the Month for the Department of Public Safety. Trooper Sanders was chosen as the Employee of the Month for his dedication to enforcing Missouri’s traffic laws and pursuing every lead. In November 2016, Trooper Sanders was patrolling U.S. 67 in St. Francois County, when he noticed an SUV traveling with two different license plates on the front and back of the vehicle. Once he initiated a vehicle stop, the SUV fled, eventually crashing. The occupants fled on foot into some woods. One suspect was quickly captured by local officers. While searching the crashed SUV, the body of a man was discovered in the cargo area. An investigation determined the victim was the owner of the SUV. A couple of hours later Trooper Sanders heard radio traffic indicating the second suspect had just been seen near the crash location. Trooper Sanders immediately drove to the scene and took the suspect into custody without incident. Trooper Sanders exemplified the Patrol’s commitment to serving the public and his dedication while on traffic patrol led to the discovery of a murder victim and charges being filed in the case.