The City of Brentwood is seeking a part-time school crossing guard at Litzsinger Rd. and High School Drive. The position pays $10/hr. Working hours are before and after school, Monday-Friday, when Brentwood schools are in session. Applicants must be at least 18 years old and pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. For more information, contact Maj. Jim McIntyre (963-8639). The City of Brentwood is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The last several days, family, friends and the law enforcement community honored Officer Blake Snyder of the St Louis County Police Department. We wore our mourning bands. We lowered our flags. We prayed for his family and his Department.
At the service yesterday, hundreds stood at attention, as the funeral procession arrived at the church. The heartache was palpable. Why such a young man? Why another police officer? Why?
We listened to eulogies describe a faith-filled, loving, and caring husband, father, son, and brother. Blake Snyder was a hard working police officer who deeply cared about his job and the community he served. It was said he made a difference in the lives of everyone he touched. Blake brought a joy and a love of others to everything he did. Blake Snyder was truly a man to be admired.
The outpouring of support for Officer Snyder and the law enforcement community along the funeral procession route was amazing. Thousands of people lined the highway, stood on overpasses and outside of businesses. Hands on their hearts, flags held high, respectful salutes and many signs and blue ribbons. And lots of tears. Tears from those that knew Blake Snyder and his family, and tears from those that simply grieve for the loss of another young life, another brave police officer. The fire departments set-up pumpers and ladder trucks on every overpass to wave the massive American flags. The FD’s really came through. Thanks. The Patriot Guard lined the bridge into Alton. True examples of proud Americans honoring a man deserving of honor. Thanks. Words cannot describe how much the law enforcement family appreciates the show of support by everyone yesterday.
Hundreds and hundreds of police officers. All St Louis area departments. Many from agencies in Missouri and Illinois. Several from as far as Aurora, CO, Sioux City, IA, and Fort Worth, TX. All dressed in Class A uniforms. Shoes polished and leather shined. Support for the family; support for the County PD; support for each other. Most of all, we are there to honor Blake Snyder. We salute you Officer Snyder, and everything good you represent.
God Bless you #4153.
On Saturday, October 22, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Brentwood Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 12th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. Bring your pills for disposal to the Brentwood Police Department at 272 Hanley Industrial Court. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.
Last April, Americans turned in 447 tons (over 893,000 pounds) of prescription drugs at almost 5,400 sites operated by the DEA and more than 4,200 of its state and local law enforcement partners. Overall, in its 11 previous Take Back events, DEA and its partners have taken in over 6.4 million pounds—about 3,200 tons—of pills.
This initiative addresses a vital public safety and public health issue. Medicines that languish in home cabinets are highly susceptible to diversion, misuse, and abuse. Rates of prescription drug abuse in the U.S. are alarmingly high, as are the number of accidental poisonings and overdoses due to these drugs. Studies show that a majority of abused prescription drugs are obtained from family and friends, including from the home medicine cabinet. In addition, Americans are now advised that their usual methods for disposing of unused medicines—flushing them down the toilet or throwing them in the trash—both pose potential safety and health hazards.
National Night Out was held this past Tuesday night in Brentwood. Fifteen block parties in the community. Great opportunity for the officers to meet everyone and for neighbors to meet neighbors. Beautiful October night enjoyed by all!