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A true SOMO volunteer: Mark Priebe

December 21, 2020 / Comments Off on A true SOMO volunteer: Mark Priebe
Sargent Mark Priebe poses for a photo with his two children in front of motorcycles and semi-trucks

This post was written by SOMO Volunteer Biographer, Robert Cole When Mark Priebe first began working as a police officer, he didn’t realize how important it would be to honor…

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2019 LETR John Michael Letz Award

August 31, 2020 / Comments Off on 2019 LETR John Michael Letz Award

The John Michael Letz Award is the highest honor given within the Law Enforcement Torch Run for Special Olympics Missouri. It is our unsung hero award. The first recipient of…

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2018 John Michael Letz Award Winner: Lynn McClamroch

December 11, 2018 / Comments Off on 2018 John Michael Letz Award Winner: Lynn McClamroch

The John Michael Letz Award is the highest honor given within Missouri’s Law Enforcement Torch Run. It is our unsung hero award. The criteria for recipients include being responsible for…

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Tristan Holmes wins 2017 Drive it Home Raffle

December 1, 2017 / Comments Off on Tristan Holmes wins 2017 Drive it Home Raffle

Our sincere thanks to everyone who purchased a ticket for Special Olympics Drive it Home Raffle. Your support of this event directly benefits more than 15,300 athletes across the state.…

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Eichelberger, Schwartze Inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

March 7, 2017 / Comments Off on Eichelberger, Schwartze Inducted into SOMO Hall of Fame

On Jan. 17, Special Olympics Missouri announced that Central Area athlete Robb Eichelberger and Zim Schwartze, Director of 911 Emergency Communications and SOMO volunteer, would be inducted into the SOMO Hall…

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Officer Amanda Geno Named 2016 John Michael Letz Unsung Hero

December 14, 2016 / Comments Off on Officer Amanda Geno Named 2016 John Michael Letz Unsung Hero

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jXoDVo7eXZU] We have many who are Torch Run enthusiasts; most we don’t know. We don’t know them because they don’t do the work for the recognition – and that’s…

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Be Brave: Go Over the Edge!

May 4, 2016 / Comments Off on Be Brave: Go Over the Edge!

For Lt. Col. Sandy Karsten of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, rappelling 13 stories down the Jefferson State Office building is a way to be more like Special Olympics athletes,…

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Lt. Steve Davis, MSHP Troop I, Named 2015 John Michael Letz Award Winner

December 14, 2015 /

The John Michael Letz Award was established in December 1994 for the purpose of recognizing an individual whose unselfish efforts and contributions are directly responsible for the success of the…

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Jeff Cook, World Games Final Leg: Days 13 & 14

July 28, 2015 / Comments Off on Jeff Cook, World Games Final Leg: Days 13 & 14

Jeff Cook, a patrol supervisor with the O’Fallon Police Dept., was selected as Missouri’s representative for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg. Cook will be…

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Jeff Cook, World Games Final Leg: Days 11 & 12

July 28, 2015 / Comments Off on Jeff Cook, World Games Final Leg: Days 11 & 12

Jeff Cook, a patrol supervisor with the O’Fallon Police Dept., was selected as Missouri’s representative for the 2015 Special Olympics World Games Law Enforcement Torch Run Final Leg. Cook will be…

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