Salute To Service

Saluting Active Service Members, Thank you!

Salute To Service: Assistant Chief Jeff Johnson, Highland-Pierron Fire Department

Today’s Salute to Service is Assistant Chief Jeff Johnson Highland-Pierron Fire Department. Johnson is retiring after serving 38 years as a volunteer fire fighter, 8 years with Summerfield Fire Department and 30 with Highland.  Chief...

Salute To Service: Greenville Police Chief Brian Waugh

Today's Salute to Service is Greenville Police Chief Brian Waugh.  Waugh has been a police officer in Greenville for the last 7 years and was recently sworn in as Chief. Thank you and best of...

Salute To Service: Austin Greenwood, Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District

Today's Salute to Service is Austin Greenwood with the Mulberry Grove Fire Protection District. Austin was one of six volunteer firefighters that completed the Emergency Medical Responder course in the spring to better serve...

Salute To Service: Former Greenville Police Chief Stefan Neece

Today’s Salute to Service former Greenville police chief Stefan Neece. Neece joined the Greenville PD in 2017 and become chief in 2021. Neece recently retired from the department, thank you for your service to our...

Salute To Service: Matt Bogard, Highland Police Department

Today's Salute to Service is office Matt Bogard, Highland Police Department.  Bogard is a veteran of the Marine Corps who served 8 years on active duty before joining the Highland PD in July of...

Salute To Service: Greenville Police Sergeant Katelyn Lucia

Today's Salute to Service is Greenville Police Department's newest sergeant, Katelyn Lucia. Katelyn has worked at the Greenville PD since 2020 and graduated from SIUE with a criminal justice degree in 2018. Congratulations and thank you...

Salute To Service: Highland Police Officer Elijah Trujillo

Today's Salute to Service is officer Elijah Trujillo with the Highland Police Department. Trujillo is the newest member of the police department and comes from Texas. Officer Trujillo moved to our area to pursue a...

Salute to Service: Jeff Becker, Highland Fire Department

Today's Salute to Service is volunteer firefighter Jeff Becker. Becker was sworn in as a City of Highland Firefighter earlier this month after completing his training and probationary period. Congratulations and thank you to Jeff Becker...

Salute To Service: Probationary Volunteer Firefighter Kaylee Putnam, Coffeen Fire Protection District

Today's Salute to Service is probationary volunteer firefighter Kaylee Putnam with the Coffeen Fire Protection District. Recently Kaylee received a $1,000 scholarship that she is using towards her BOF Certification. Many fire departments need new volunteers....

Salute To Service: Captain John Schomaker, New Baden Fire Protection District

Today’s Salute to Service is Captain John Schomaker, New Baden Fire Protection District. John served his community for 40 years before his retirement around the beginning of the year. Congratulations and Thank you to Today’s Salute...