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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Chief Chat: S. Spadoni, respected former RPD chief, dies

  • It is with deep regret and sadness that we inform you of the death of former Rolla Police Chief Stanley G. Spadoni, of Rolla, Mo. Chief Spadoni passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the age of 80.
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  • It is with deep regret and sadness that we inform you of the death of former Rolla Police Chief Stanley G. Spadoni, of Rolla, Mo. Chief Spadoni passed away Monday, Aug. 26, 2013, at the age of 80. Chief Spadoni faithfully served the Rolla community as Police Chief from 1979 to 1988. Prior to his appointment as Rolla police chief, he was also the chief of police in Keokuk, Iowa, and Nevada, Mo. These appointments followed a 24-year career with the United States Army where he attained the rank of major, serving in both the Korean and Vietnam wars.
    Stanley Spadoni continued his commitment to the community leadership throughout his life, by serving as the director of Federal and Missouri State Surplus Division, chief ranger of the Missouri State Parks Department, consultant to the sheriff during the construction of the Phelps County Jail and also served as the Phelps County Jail administrator until November 2003. Stanley Spadoni served as president of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association from 1983 to 1984, and served on Missouri Gov. John Ashcroft’s Committee to Protect Missouri Children in 1986. He also served as Ward 2 council person for the City of Rolla from 2006 to 2012, and was very active in local veterans organizations.
    Stanley Spadoni is survived by his devoted wife, Dorothy, and his four sons, David, Rick, Warren and Daniel. Funeral arrangements are as follows: Visitation: at Null and Son Funeral Home, Rolla. Monday, Sept. 2, 2013. 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral at Null and Son Funeral Home, Rolla. Tuesday, Sept. 3. 2013, 11:00 a.m. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this time of loss. We will certainly miss his frequent visits to our department and the life lessons he taught. We appreciate the opportunity to have shared part of the journey with him.
    This entry is from the Phelps County Sheriff’s Department: On Aug. 25, 2013, deputies were dispatched to the 12000 block of State Route Y for a reported burglary. During the investigation it was discovered that someone had stolen prescribed medication and cash.  After speaking with the reporting party and a witness, Deputies developed suspect information regarding the burglary.  The suspect, Julie N. Jones, age 33 was contacted and interviewed. As a result of this interview, Miss Jones admitted to entering the residence and stealing prescription medication.
     Miss Jones was arrested and incarcerated in the Phelps County Jail on Aug. 25, 2013. An arrest warrant was issued charging Miss Jones with Burglary 2nd Degree, Two Counts of Theft of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance. The bond was set at $50,000.00. The charges for which Miss Jones has been arrested are merely accusations and are not evidence of guilt. Evidence in support of the charges must be presented before a court of competent jurisdiction whose duty is to determine guilt or innocence.
    This entry is from the desk of Communications Chief Paula Volkmer, who writes: Outstanding Job"  That is what our annual review from the Missouri State Highway Patrol Criminal Justice Division said today. They were here reviewing our use of the Missouri Uniform Law Enforcement System and our compliance with the state mandated Uniform Crime Reporting standards.  "Very good job. TAC (Chuck) Satterfield is an outstanding TAC and is to be commended for his efforts."  POC (Kandi) Grisham does an outstanding job in producing this agency's UCR. She is always great to work with." Thank you to Chuck and Kandi for your diligence and commitment to excellence. To all of RPD thank you for all your efforts in regard to proper reporting and use of these systems that makes our department shine!
    Page 2 of 2 - This next entry is from the desk of Captain Jason Smith who writes: While most of you were sleeping, your Rolla Police Officers were out patrolling the streets for intoxicated drivers. Nine Rolla Police officers were specifically assigned to a sobriety check point early this morning. In a three and a half hour period we checked 134 drivers and we have fantastic news to report……there were ZERO drunk drivers! Three individuals were arrested at the check point for charges of driving while suspended, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Our goal is to eliminate drunk driving. Here is a hint…..there will be more of this activity in the near future. Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!
     And finally, in closing, I would like to remind you that in September 2013, the Rolla Police Department will begin its Citizens Police Academy. The purpose of the Citizens Police Academy is to bridge the gaps between the Police Department and the people it serves. The Citizens Police Academy is intended not only to remedy some of the misunderstandings, but also to allow private citizens to experience some of the training and situations normally known to only those individuals of the law enforcement profession. The academy is an 8-week program, meeting once a week on Wednesday nights for three hours.
     Applications for this session must be turned in to the Rolla Police Department by September 4, 2013. Citizens may obtain an application at the Rolla Police Department (1007 N. Elm Street) or by contacting a Rolla Police Officer.
     Have a great week and a safe and enjoyable Labor Day Weekend!
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