Maplewood officer honored

Maplewood Police Cpl. Steven R. Jamerson was honored with the department’s Award of Excellence at last week’s city council meeting for thwarting the theft of several cars from Dean Team Volvo on Christmas morning, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Maplewood Police Cpl. Steven R. Jamerson, via Maplewood Police Department

Jamerson was on patrol around 4 a.m. when he saw three occupied cars, each with a Dean Team license plate holder, parked near the dealership, Police Chief Stephen Kruse said.

Jamerson radioed for help as they sped off. He and other officers caught one of the suspects in Sunnen Business Park.

Police believe the suspects stole about 30 key fobs earlier in the night. They determined the suspects had stolen six cars valued at $65,000 each and meant to steal more. Police recovered four of the stolen vehicles, caught a second suspect and are seeking a third, Kruse said.

Read the full post in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Cpl. Steven R. Jamerson receives the award from Police Chief Stephen Kruse, photo via Maplewood Police Department

Maplewood Police Chief Stephen Kruse, Cpl. Steven R. Jamerson, Sgt. Matt Nighbor (left to right), via Maplewood Police


6 thoughts on “Maplewood officer honored

  1. his may have been a situation where one or two of those autos could have been wrapped around a tree or telephone poll with a loss of life.

    This was great work by Cpl Jamerson and a promotion seems to be in order. Congratulations to an alert officer for excellent service to his community.

  2. Nice job, sir. Glad people are paying attention and doing a great service to the area.