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Official Statement of the Ethical Society of Police about the two officers who were shot last night


We wish a speedy and healthy recovery to the two officers who were shot last night while attempting to take a subject into custody who was wanted for robbing a citizen in our streets. Our officers go to work every day not knowing if they’re going to come back home, healthy or alive.

Despite meager wages and blatant disrespect by our local government, these officers did the job they swore an oath to do like all the other men and women of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

There is constant talk about accountability for police officers, but who is holding our elected officials accountable? We’re not asking for double our pay like the St. Louis Alderpersons. We just want an increase in our pay, so that we can retain and recruit needed officers and dispatchers, and so all city employees feel seen and compensated instead of disrespected, overlooked, and misunderstood. St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers, dispatchers, and civilian employees — you are valued by the Ethical Society of Police. We will continue to speak out for you.

About The Ethical Society of Police

The Ethical Society of Police (ESOP) was founded in 1972 by African-American officers to address race-based discrimination in the community and with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department. In 2018, the ESOP expanded to include membership for civilian and commissioned employees of law enforcement agencies within St. Louis County.

The Ethical Society of Police is an association of police officers and civilians whose mission is to bridge communications between the historically marginalized communities and law enforcement. The ESOP works to improve: community/police relations, develop policies and programs to reduce crime, elevate the status of minority civilians and police officers, encourage greater minority employment by law enforcement agencies, and increase professionalism in law enforcement. Membership is open to all races, nationalities, religions, political affiliations, sexual orientations and gender identities. For more information about the Ethical Society of Police, visit

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Rachel Brown
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