At the Dec. 4 Board of Aldermen meeting, Mayor David Zucker honored St. Charles County Police Officer Dan Jones for his 41 years of service in law enforcement with the reading of a proclamation. Jones will retire from the St. Charles County Police Department on Dec. 31.
The proclamation stated that Jones had served with distinction in the city of St. Louis with the Metropolitan Police Department, including undercover operations with the Intelligence Division, and completed his 20 years in 1998 when he retired from the Metropolitan Police Department. He then joined the St. Charles County Sheriff’s Department in 1998 and served as Deputy Sheriff before becoming a patrol officer with the St. Charles County Police Department in 2015.
The proclamation further stated that Jones has served the people of St. Charles County for 21 years, and in particular, has served the residents of Dardenne Prairie for the past 11 years.
St. Charles County Police Chief Colonel David Todd spoke briefly to add his praise for Jones, and said many in the department fondly nicknamed him “Chief of Dardenne Prairie.” Other representatives of the St. Charles County Police Department and other county officials also attended the ceremony.
At the end of the ceremony and the presentation of a plaque and gift, several aldermen and members of city staff expressed thanks and praise for Jones.