Sergeant Gary Sodoma is a lifelong resident in the St. Louis County area. He currently resides in West County with his wife, Ann, and their three children. Sergeant Sodoma is currently assigned to the Affton Southwest Precinct as a shift supervisor.
Sergeant Sodoma began his career with the St. Louis County Police Department on December 26, 1989, when he was hired as a security officer at the St. Louis County Courthouse. In December 1990, he was promoted to Police Officer and assigned to the Division of Patrol in the West County Precinct. In 1993, then Police Officer Sodoma was assigned to the newly formed Metro-Link Unit. The Metro-Link unit was formed by combining the St. Louis County Police along with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police into one unit that was used to patrol the entire Metro-link train system.
In 1994, then Detective Sodoma was assigned to the Bureau of Drug Enforcement. While in the Bureau of Drug Enforcement, Detective Sodoma was assigned to the Street Enforcement Team, Package Interdiction Team, and the Highway Interdiction Team. Detective Sodoma was also a canine handler while in the Bureau of Drug Enforcement. Detective Sodoma was assigned two canines, Tony and Scooter. Detective Sodoma along with canines Tony and Scooter have been involved in the seizure of over 25 million dollars in drug tainted U. S. currency along with the seizure of over 10,000 lbs. of marijuana, 500 lbs of cocaine, and 100 lbs of heroin and meth.
Sergeant Sodoma was promoted to the rank of Sergeant in 2010. Sergeant Sodoma received his Associate Degree from St. Louis Community College. Sergeant Sodoma has received 45 awards commendations and letters of appreciation.