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Top 50 Car Show August 19 to benefit St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department officers injured in patrol car accident

ST. LOUIS, MO – A Top 50 Car Show at St. Louis Forest Park on August 19 will benefit two St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD) officers who were injured in a patrol car accident in March. The benefit car show will be held on Saturday, August 19, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on The Muny upper parking lot at Forest Park. All proceeds will benefit the two officers who were injured March 17 in a vehicle accident involving their patrol car.

Officer Sheena Smith has returned to work part-time while she recovers from her injury. Officer Gary Glasby is in rehabilitation at Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado. In June, the Ethical Society of Police arranged for Officer Smith to fly to Denver to visit Officer Glasby and support him in his recovery.

Food and beverages will be available at the car show, and 100 percent of all proceeds will benefit the officers and their families. Registration is $20 to show a car and $10 to display a car. Registration is from 8 a.m. until noon, rain or shine. Top 50 Awards will be presented at 3 p.m. and will include dash plaques for the first 100 cars. For more information, call (314) 444-2531.

The Ethical Society of Police (E.S.O.P.) is an association of St. Louis police officers whose mission is to bridge communications between the community and the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department (SLMPD). Founded in 1968 by African American police officers to address racial biases within the SLMPD, the E.S.O.P. 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 and includes nearly 250 law enforcement professionals employed by the City of St. Louis. For details, visit,, or call (314) 690-3565.

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