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The Rolla Daily News - Rolla, MO
  • Chief Chat: Police will be attending Patriot Day festivities Saturday

  • On Sept. 3, at approximately 6:10 a.m. the Rolla Police Department and the Phelps County Ambulance District received a 911 call of a reported assault in the 1900 block of North Highway 63 regarding a 52-year-old man from Rolla was the victim. Upon arrival of EMS personnel, it was determined the male subject sustained a laceration to his neck.
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  • On Sept. 3, at approximately 6:10 a.m. the Rolla Police Department and the Phelps County Ambulance District received a 911 call of a reported assault in the 1900 block of North Highway 63 regarding a 52-year-old man from Rolla was the victim. Upon arrival of EMS personnel, it was determined the male subject sustained a laceration to his neck.
    He was transported to the Phelps County Regional Medical Center for medical attention. During a preliminary interview with the victim, he stated he was assaulted by an unknown subject.
    This incident is currently being investigated by the Rolla Police Department Division of Criminal Investigations. If anyone has any information regarding this case, contact Detective Derrick Dillon at 573-308-1213.      
     On Friday, Sept. 13, law enforcement officers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Phelps County Sheriff’s Department, St. James Police Department, Phelps County Regional Medical Center’s Department of Public Safety, Missouri S&T Police Department and the Rolla Police Department, armed with windshield scrubbers and gas pump nozzles took part in the sixth annual Gas up for a Good Cause fundraiser where police officers pumped gas and cleaned windshields at Love’s Truck Stop for tips that are donated to the Children’s Miracle Network.  
    The Rolla Police Department will be cracking down on impaired drivers by conducting one to two sobriety checkpoints during the month of September 2013. Law enforcement efforts will be increased in an endeavor to reduce the deaths and serious injuries caused by impaired drivers.
    Those caught drinking and driving could lose their license, money and freedom. For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com.
    I am proud to announce that the City of Rolla has reposed special trust and confidence in the knowledge, courage, integrity and professional excellence of Spo. Kevin Ziegler and Pto. Shane Switzer.  In view of these qualities and their demonstrated abilities as police officers and dedicated service to the policing profession, they are therefore assigned to the SWAT Team. Ziegler joined the Rolla Police Department in February of 2011 and serves in the patrol division. Switzer joined the Rolla Police Department in September of 2012 and also serves in the patrol division.
    In addition, the City of Rolla has reposed special trust and confidence in the knowledge, courage, integrity and professional excellence of Spo. Kevin Ziegler and Spo. Chris Giacolone. In view of these qualities and their demonstrated abilities as police officers and dedicated service to the policing profession, they are therefore assigned as field training officers for the Rolla Police Department. This assignment is effective Sept. 29. Giacolone joined the Rolla Police Department in July of 2011 and serves in the patrol division.
    In closing I would like to congratulate all those members of the Rolla police family who are celebrating September hiring dates.
    Page 2 of 2 - They are as follows: Senior telecommunicators Matt Goss and Jamie Jones, each with eight years of service, senior telecommunicator Alicia Hill with six years of service, Senior Patrol Officer Brad Lewis with three years of service and Patrol Officer Shane Switzer with one year of service. Congratulations to all of you and thank you for all you do.
    In remembrance of the attack of the World Trade Center complex on Sept. 11, 2001, and a tribute to America, the Landmark Baptist Church will host the fourth annual Patriot Day celebration Saturday, Sept. 14, from 5:30-7 p.m. at Lions Club Park. Oh, and don't be alarmed if you hear loud explosive sounds Saturday night coming from Lions Club Park as there will be an aerial fireworks display scheduled for 8 p.m. There are many other activities planned as well as police, VIPS, fire and EMS emergency vehicles on display. Also, personnel will be on hand to answer any questions on their agencies mission. Please remember to keep the victims of the 9/11 tragedy and their families in your prayers.

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