News Flash

St. Charles County Connection e-Newsletter Articles

Posted on: September 24, 2021

County Police Officer Receives Medal of Valor Award

Officer Gresco and Governor Parson

Governor Mike Parson recently presented St. Charles County Police Officer John K. Gresco II with the Medal of Valor Award for saving a man during a flash flood. Officer Gresco was one of 15 first responders and seven civilians who received 2020 Public Safety Medals for heroic acts from Governor Parson at an awards presentation Sept. 1 at the Missouri Highway Patrol in Jefferson City.

 At 1 a.m. on Aug. 9, 2020, Officer Gresco encountered a man whose car became stuck in flood water on Pitman Hill Road. The current quickly began to carry the car toward a nearby creek, and the man clung to the top of the car as Officer Gresco arrived. With no time to wait for additional assistance, Officer Gresco used a submerged guardrail to get near the vehicle, then traveled through the waist-deep floodwater to reach the man and bring him to safety.

“Officer Gresco put his life at risk to save this gentleman,’ says Chief Kurt Frisz. “It is a testament to his dedication and loyalty to his job and to the community. He is to be commended for displaying extreme courage and staying calm in this life-or-death situation.”

“Conservatively speaking, I would say at least 10 citizens were assisted off their partially submerged vehicles that night by St. Charles County Police officers,” Officer Gresco recalls. “Although my call took a turn for the worse, I know that what I did is what any police officer I have ever met and or have worked with would have done. I just happened to be that police officer, on that night, at that time, on that road.”

Watch the 2020 Missouri Public Safety Awards Presentation online.

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in St. Charles County Connection e-Newsletter Articles

5. Assessor-1

Spotlight On: The Assessor's Office

Posted on: March 2, 2023
person demonstrating CPR for class

CPR Classes Available

Posted on: February 2, 2023
woman signing registration document on table

New Voter Registration Laws in Effect

Posted on: February 2, 2023
Oath of Office Ceremony

Meet Your Newly Elected Officials

Posted on: January 5, 2023
Preparedness Materials

Be Prepared for Any Emergency

Posted on: September 24, 2021
Dog and Cat

Give a Shelter Pet a Forever Home

Posted on: September 24, 2021
Corrections Employee Team

Make a Difference in Public Safety

Posted on: July 28, 2021
Broemmelsiek Park Playground

More Ways to Play Are On the Way!

Posted on: July 28, 2021
Child In Life Jacket

Be Safe Around Natural Waterways

Posted on: July 28, 2021
Request A Speaker

We’ve Got a Speaker for You!

Posted on: June 24, 2021
Mother and Son in Masks

Mask Up to Prevent COVID-19 Spread

Posted on: July 24, 2020
County Police Patch

Training Vital to Police Response

Posted on: July 24, 2020
YAP Pump Track

Parks Adds Exciting Amenities

Posted on: July 24, 2020