July Non-Sworn Employees of the Month

Sworn Employee of the Month

Shelly Honse
Fiscal Manager

Sworn Employee of the Month

Dan Lund
Strategic National Stockpile Manager

Sworn Employee of the Month

Sebastian Gely
Strategic National Stockpile Planner

State Emergency Management Agency

July Non-Sworn Employee of the Month

Non-Sworn Employee of the Month

Jacob H. Hirner
Missouri State Highway Patrol

Shelly Honse, Dan Lund and Sebastian Gely, of the State Emergency Management Agency, are the DPS July 2020 Non-Sworn Employees of the Month for their outstanding work procuring and rapidly distributing Personal Protective Equipment as Missouri responds to COVID-19.

As Fiscal Manager, Shelly has been responsible for ordering PPE, something most had never heard of before March, but which quickly became of critical importance for Missouri. Shelly and her team learned on the fly as demand skyrocketed around the globe. Shelly quickly ordered more than $50 million worth of PPE to protect Missouri’s front-line health care workers and responders.  

Dan had just begun his new role as SEMA Strategic National Stockpile Manager the day before the State Emergency Operations Center activated for COVID-19. With his background as an EMT and paramedic, Dan understood the critical need and quickly established a new system to rapidly and efficiently distribute PPE, and the anti-viral drug Remdesivir, around the state.

As SEMA’s Strategic National Stockpile Planner, within hours of activation, Sebastian installed and implemented a new software system to provide inventory management that ensured accountability by tracking the distribution of PPE to agencies throughout Missouri. He also led important training that explained the new inventory system to other state agencies.

Jacob H. Hirner, a Trooper in Missouri State Highway Patrol Troop H, is the DPS July 2020 Sworn Employee of the Month for his tremendous work protecting children after completing training designed to identify and interdict motorists who pose a threat to children.

Following completion of the 16-hour course Interdiction for the Protection of Children in September, Jacob arrested five people within a two-month period on felony charges of failing to register as a sex offender. He also made two other arrests – of a sex offender who lived within 1,000 feet of a school or child-care facility, and another for possession of child pornography.

Jacob, a member of the Patrol for less than three years, had already demonstrated outstanding initiative by making 46 felony arrests in 2019. His resourcefulness and dedication to protecting children is making Missouri a safer state.

Congratulations to all the July Employees of the Month! You have set an outstanding example for your co-workers throughout the Department of Public Safety.


The Missouri Department of Public Safety. Many Missions. One Team.