July 2018 Employees of the Month

July 2018 Employee of the Month, Trooper Kyle Schrage

Kyle Schrage
Trooper

July 2018 Employee of the Month,Ruth Hunter

Ruth Hunter
Violent Crime Support Unit Criminal Intelligence Analysts

July 2018 Employee of the Month, Samantha Roussel

Samantha Roussel
Violent Crime Support Unit Criminal Intelligence Analysts

July 2018 Employee of the Month, Nancy Scheulen

Nancy Scheulen
Violent Crime Support Unit Criminal Intelligence Analysts

Missouri State Highway Patrol

Trooper Kyle Schrage, and Violent Crime Support Unit Criminal Intelligence Analysts Ruth Hunter, Samantha Roussel and Nancy Scheulen with the Department of Public Safety’s Missouri State Highway Patrol, have been selected as the department’s July 2018 Employees of the Month.

Working tirelessly as a team, Kyle, Ruth, Samantha and Nancy began investigating a sexual assault case involving a single child victim and expanded it to include nine more victims across four Missouri counties and spanning 37 years. Their painstaking investigative work resulted in a sexual predator being convicted of two felony counts by a Buchanan County jury. After a multi-day trial, the jurors deliberated for only two hours before finding the defendant guilty. Charges are pending in two additional counties.

Ruth, Samantha and Nancy, of the Violent Crime Support Unit, were instrumental in assisting Kyle locate most of the victims and key witnesses, often working with nothing more than a nickname. They also created a timeline and historical profile of the perpetrator that not only assisted in the investigation but were key factors at trial.

Ruth, Samantha and Nancy also created a searchable, electronic case file that multiple prosecuting attorney offices could utilize in prosecuting their cases. They also created visual aids and a timeline used in closing arguments. Several jurors stated the timeline helped them understand the scope of the perpetrator’s crimes.

Congratulations to Kyle, Ruth, Samantha and Nancy for their outstanding work that helped bring justice to so many victims, who had waited so long. All four team members have set a tremendous example for their co-workers throughout the Department of Public Safety.

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