St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson (l) and St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch look over a piece of equipment that the Bomb and Arson Units use in both departments after it was announced the two organizations would join together to make one unit in St. Louis on July 1,2013.
BPS President Rich Bradley (r) presents a Mayoral Proclamation for Swift Base Staff Day on July 15, 2013. The John S. Swift Base near Farmington, Missouri, has been operating as an Exploring and Venturing Summer Camp for St. Louis area high school and college-aged youth since 1966.
The St. Louis Agency on Training and Employment (SLATE) is one of 28 organizations nationwide to receive funding under the 'Face Forward' grant program aimed to help juvenile offenders obtain employment and access needed for support services. Pictured above at the announcement on July 16, 2013, are (from l-r) Judge Jimmie Edwards, Halbert Sullivan, SLATE executive director Michael K. Holmes, and St. Louis Mayor Francis G. Slay.
Transportation workers form Missouri and Illinois watch as the last span of the Stan Musial Veterans Bridge is lowered into place over the Mississippi River in St. Louis on July 26, 2013. The 30,000 pound piece of steel will join Missouri to Illinois as the completion of the bridge comes closer with an expected opening of early 2014.