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Ethical Society of Police

Welcome to the Ethical Society of Police

Welcome to the Ethical Society of Police

Welcome to the Ethical Society of Police Welcome to the Ethical Society of Police

E.S.O.P. President


Detective Sergeant Heather Taylor


Heather Taylor, is the current president of the Ethical Society of Police. Taylor is the night watch Homicide Sergeant with the Metropolitan Police Department, City of St. Louis (SLMPD). Taylor has also worked in Sex Crimes, Child Abuse, Juvenile; as well as undercover, in Anti-Crime and Crime Suppression over her eighteen-year career.

Sgt. Taylor attended high school at Vashon in St. Louis, MO, college at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale (SIU-C), and American-Intercontinental University. Taylor was a four-year letter winner and Division I Basketball Player at SIU-C. Taylor has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice and will pursue a law degree upon her retirement in two years. 

In 2016, Taylor co-authored the Ethical Society of Police’s one hundred and fifteen-page Comprehensive Evaluation of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. The evaluation detailed race-based issues in the community and internally with arrests, racial profiling, promotions, hiring, and discipline. 

When Taylor isn’t advocating for police accountability she can be found relaxing with her husband, Brian, or watching her favorite sports team, the New York Yankees. 

E.S.O.P. Vice President


Retired Sergeant Jason D. Love

Jason D. Love has been a SLMPD Officer since 1996.  Love has worked in District Five and Six and also worked in and supervised several specialized units.  Love has been a member of the E.S.O.P. since his inception onto this Department and shares a wealth of knowledge with his peers.  

Love also served in the US Army and was assigned to Nurnberg Germany and Desert Storm/Shield. 

Love received his Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice at the University of Illinois and earned his M.B.A. at Lindenwood University.  

Fair and Equal Treatment to all has been his battle cry and the motivating factor that has guided him throughout his active involvement with the ESOP.  

E.S.O.P. Treasurer


Lieutenant Cheryl E. Orange

Lieutenant Cheryl E. Orange entered the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as a Commission Officer in training April 17, 1989. 

She has served the Citizens of St. Louis and this department as an officer assigned to District Two, Seven, and Eight and as a detective assigned to the Domestic Abuse Response Team, (DART).

E.S.O.P. Chaplain


Detective John W. Leggette

John is native of St. Louis, Missouri. He has been a member of the SLMPD for 14 years and has served in various District throughout the City of St. Louis. 

He is committed to genuine community policing and believes in getting involved with the citizens in the area he patrols.

E.S.O.P. General Counsel Anthony D. Gray


Anthony D. Gray

Anthony D. Gray is a native of St. Louis, Missouri.

Mr. Gray currently serves as the general counsel for the Ethical Society of Police. In 2001 Mr. Gray became a law partner of Johnson Gray LLC. There, he specializes in transactional matters with an emphasis in Civil Litigation. He has substantial trial experience in jurisdictions such as St. Charles County, St. Louis County St. Louis City and the Eighth US District Court. Mr. Gray has negotiated, settled and tried hundreds of cases. He has served as a key legal consultant on many business endeavors and helped to implement multiple policies to achieve targets and
objectives. He possesses a personal passion for fair workplace treatment and how the lack thereof could discourage motivated workers in very negative ways. This is especially true in the law enforcement profession.

Mr. Gray has served his country as a member of the United States Marine Corps (R) where he received the “Recruiter’s Aide of the Year” and the “Top Marine of the 3Rd Battalion Awards. He has worked as a certified police officer in Missouri in both reserve and commissioned capacities.

In addition to the above, Mr. Gray interned as a Prosecutor for the St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office. He supervised a team of Fire and Security Officers for the DaimlerChrysler Corporation at its Fenton, Missouri location. Mr. Gray also taught as an adjunct Professor at the University of Missouri St. Louis, where he taught “The Rights of the Offender.”

Moreover, he has worked as the Director of Public Safety (Police Chief) for the City of Pine Lawn, Missouri and as a Municipal Judge for the City of Wellston, City of Dellwood, and City of Normandy, Missouri. He has served as general counsel for Uplands Park, Pasadena Hills, City of Dellwood, Village of Hanley Hills, Kinloch Fire Protection District, and Northeast Fire Protection District. In these capacities, he developed a great appreciation for human resources, their importance, and the need to protect their rights as well as to work with them in many other ways.

Mr. Gray earned an Associates Degree, with academic honors, from St. Louis Community College, BSBA, cum laude, from the University of Missouri (St. Louis), MBA(c) at Lindenwood University (St. Louis), and Juris Doctorate from Washington University School of Law (St. Louis).