Officer of the Year Banquet slated for March 6

The St. Louis County Police Department Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association of south county selected Russ Bono as its Officer of the Year last year. Pictured, from left, are: County Executive Charlie Dooley, Capt. Marion Monteleone, Bono, Chief Tim Fitch and Lt. Col. Ken Cox. Bono was presented an engraved plaque and a \$1,000 check along with resolutions from the Missouri House and Senate and a St. Louis County proclamation.

The St. Louis County Police Department Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association of south county selected Russ Bono as its Officer of the Year last year. Pictured, from left, are: County Executive Charlie Dooley, Capt. Marion Monteleone, Bono, Chief Tim Fitch and Lt. Col. Ken Cox. Bono was presented an engraved plaque and a \$1,000 check along with resolutions from the Missouri House and Senate and a St. Louis County proclamation.

The St. Louis County Police Department Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, or CPAAA, of south county will conduct its second annual Officer of the Year Banquet Sunday, March 6, at Genesis Banquet Center, 2651 Telegraph Road.

Each quarter of the year at CPAAA general meetings, the organization honors one police officer from the 3rd Precinct and one from the 4th Precinct. Only one of the eight Officer of the Year nominees will be chosen as this year’s winner. The winner will be announced at the awards banquet, according to a news release.

The men and women from the 3rd and 4th precincts are courageous, dedicated and determined to serve and protect the community, the release stated.

The CPAAA last year partnered with businesses to help ensure a successful event and is asking for the business community’s help once again by becoming a banquet sponsor.

More information is available by contacting Don Groppe at (314) 487-8842 or Anthony Pousosa at (314) 517-1482.

Visit the organization’s website at

. Click on Citizens Academy Alumni and then click on South County Chapter.