The Noonday Optimist Club and Sunrise Optimist Club joined forces Thursday night to honor the best in area law enforcement at Best Western State Fair Motor Inn, 32nd and Limit, at their annual Respect for Law Banquet.
Honored were Officer Michael Elwood, Sedalia Police Department; Dept. Scott DeHaven, Pettis County Sheriff’s Department; Driver Kyle Rupe, Sedalia Fire Department; Firefighter Hoyt Ray, Pettis County Fire Department; Cpl. Eric Keim, Missouri State Highway Patrol; and Lori Shuart, Sedalia-Pettis County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).
Keynote speaker for the event was Jon Sarabia, Whiteman AFB Security Force. Special guest was Jerry Jensen of St. Joseph, who is the Governor-Elect of Optimists International. Photos by Randy Kirby, Sedalia News Journal.