Mike Parson
Mike Parson

Parson: lack of police officers a challenge in St. Louis

The “Help Wanted” sign is out at law enforcement agencies in the St. Louis area.

Governor Parson tells Missourinet they are hundreds of cops short right now.

“If it keeps going where people don’t want to wear that uniform, and don’t want to be law enforcement…they’re the front-line defense for all of us in this state.”

At least 13 children have been shot and killed in the Saint Louis area this year. Governor Parson has pledged more Highway Patrol troopers in the Gateway City starting Oct. 1.

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