Yesterday brought us to the conclusion of Fair St. Louis 2014. To the greatest extent possible, this event was characterized by safety, order and efficient public service. As a result, hundreds of thousands of visitors were able to enjoy the hospitality of this great city, and do what they came to do: have a good time celebrating our nations' birthday. None of it would have been possible without your work, your skill, your sacrifice and your dedication.
Simply put all did your jobs and did them well. Despite the enormous challenge of a new location, which required everyone to set aside years of habit and re-think their role in the City's biggest annual detail, you came through and delivered like the professionals you are.
Everyone stepped up in his or her own way: Officers, Supervisors and Commanders of course, but also Dispatchers, Recruits, Planners and other Civilians. Even those who weren't directly involved did their part, by keeping watch over the rest of St. Louis.
No one who knows you, the men and women of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, would expect any less.
Thanks again and thanks for all you do each day.