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Peine Reidge student chosen as ‘Chief for the Day’ 

By: Ellen Lampe


Peine Reidge student chosen as ‘Chief for the Day’

St. Charles County Police Department’s “Chief for the Day” program highlights outstanding youths in the community. Most recently, it was Peine Ridge Elementary student Luke Rever.

The 10-year-old fifth-grader was chosen by Police Chief David Todd because “he consistently sets the example of good citizenship for young residents to model.”

It was a busy day for Rever. After being sworn in by Todd, the new “chief” explored the police station on a private tour, sat in squad cars and turned on their lights, and made a lot of new friends.

His first order of duty was to join St. Charles County Police Department and Wentzville Police Department officers in a basketball game against teachers from Peine Ridge. When they arrived, they found a pregame pep rally waiting for them.

Rever’s entire fifth-grade class cheered him on while enjoying music, popcorn and Bahama Buck’s donated by the Mid Rivers location. They also got to see Rever score the winning point. After Todd and Wentzville Police Chief Kurt Frisz presented the victor with a championship trophy, Rever’s classroom got to enjoy food donated by Chick-Fil-A of Wentzville.

“It was an unbelievable day for him,” his dad, Charles Rever, said. “He really loves people, so it was great getting to interact with the police department and the Peine Ridge teachers. Those teachers are just his world.”

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