Greene County Sheriff's Office

Greene County Sheriff's Office

Funeral services for Greene County Sheriff’s deputy, Aaron Roberts, will be held this week.  Public visitation will be held Thursday from 12:30 to 1:30 at Praise Assembly, 3535 N. Glenstone, and the service will follow at 2 p.m.  Afterwards, there will be a procession and graveside service at Greenlawn Memorial Garden North, 3506 N. National. 

Roberts died during flash flooding Friday night in Fair Grove.  He had just cleared a 911 call and was returning to service when he radioed that his car was washed off the road.  Rescuers found his body shortly after near his patrol car. 

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Brenda Keltner was proprietor of The Willard Barber Shop from 2005 until her retirement on Saturday, March 3, 2018.

Brenda Keltner, a.k.a. "Brenda the Barber," is a beekeeper and raises cattle--but is also known in Willard, Missouri, as an unabashed advocate of the 2nd Amendment and the right to carry concealed firearms. 

KSMU’S Mike Smith visited Keltner in her barbershop the day before her retirement for the KSMU Sense of Community Series on Firearms in the Ozarks.

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Local law enforcement paid their respects Friday afternoon to Gary McCormack, the Greene County Sheriff’s deputy killed in the line of duty on this day 10 years ago.

On Oct. 6, 2007, McCormack was responding to a separate motor vehicle accident when his patrol car was struck by another vehicle. 32 years of age at the time, McCormack had been with the sheriff’s office for four months. He previously served seven years as patrol sergeant for the Republic Police Department.

Michele Skalicky

Numbers have been released from Tuesday's Officer on a Train operation in Springfield.  According to MSHP Sergeant Jason Pace, during the approximately 1 hour and 40 minute operation, there were 17 traffic stops, 10 citations, one warrant arrest and 12 warnings.

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A Burlington Northern-Santa Fe two-car train moved through the center of Springfield today with law enforcement officers onboard.  Others were stationed on motorcycles at railroad crossings to watch for anyone violating crossing laws.