Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Officer Thomas Kenyon stopped a violent, out of control man who allegedly assaulted and severely injured a young woman, then attacked him as he arrived on the scene in April.
Police officers put their lives on the line each day as they head out to do their jobs. O'Fallon Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler said one of his favorite parts of being chief in the City of O'Fallon, is having the opportunity to recognize the hard work of these officers. Joachimstaler joined by Mayor Bill Hennessy, presented O'Fallon Police Officer Thomas Kenyon with the Medal of Valor at last Thursday's city council meeting. On April 18, a man called O'Fallon Police at 2:12 a.m. to report his son, who had reportedly taken out a medieval style club with spikes and become violent at his home while on LSD. Officer Kenyon arrived on the scene within one minute and encountered a naked man who was assaulting a woman, who was attempting to drive…
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Chief Roy Joachimstaler presented two officers with a police commendation plaque at the last City Council meeting.
O'Fallon police officers were honored for their work at the Thursday, Aug. 25 City Council meeting. Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler presented Officer Scott Pierce and Officer Jason Horlacher with a police commendation. In June, the officers responded to an attempted suicide by heroin overdose. Joachimstaler said the officers' quick thinking and use of CPR, chest compressions and an AED helped save the victim's life.
Friday, July 15, 2011
For a year the O'Fallon Police Department has operated short two detective positions, and Chief Roy Joachimstaler says the vacancies have put the department at a disadvantage.
Editor's Note: This story was last modified at 4:45 p.m. on Friday. A previous version stated that the ordinance to amend the budget would receive a second reading at the next meeting. O’Fallon Police Chief Roy Joachimstaler asked the city council for help in filling two open positions at the police department. This past year the O’Fallon Police Department has operated with 107 officers instead of the 109 authorized staffing level, Joachimstaler said at Thursday night’s council workshop. The chief said he made the decision to reduce the two positions to help fund city employee step increases in the 2011 budget. In December, the council passed an $87.6-million budget that maintained a hiring freeze for a second year in a row and did not …