Law and Public Safety

Law and Public Safety

Welfare Association Scholarships

Each year, the Welfare Association sponsors $1,000 college scholarship awards to dependents of Department employees who demonstrate both an interest and financial need to further their education.

From 1984 to 1991, these scholarships were funded solely by the Association through donations. Since that time, the families of deceased Police Officer Donald Lewis and slain Police Officers Joann Liscombe and Thomas Smith, Jr. have made bequests to be used for this purpose. In 1997, the William Brandt Scholarship was instituted in honor of the deceased sergeant who was a past president of the Welfare Association. The Association established nine additional scholarships in honor of the Department's nine fallen officers and in 2003, instituted another in the name of Michael Shanahan, who has been a benefactor to the Association and friend to the law enforcement community. In 2004, a special scholarship was established in recognition of the outstanding leadership of retiring Chief of Police Ron Battelle. In 2008, several of the scholarships for fallen St. Louis County officers were consolidated into one scholarship.

Following is a history of the recipients of these awards.
2013

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Madeline Cochrane, daughter of Mr. Robert Hornsey
Mark Hencken, son of Ms. Kathy Hencken-Beach

Ronald A. Battelle Scholarship

Megan Brillos, daughter of Sergeant Matthew Brillos

Fallen Officers Scholarship

Kara Schrand, daughter of Sergeant James Schrand

Michael Shanahan Scholarship

Joseph Sack, son of Captain Stephen Sack

William Brandt Scholarship

Elise Wunderlich, daughter of Mr. Michael Wunderlich
2012

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Rebecca Goben, daughter of Ms. Cynthia Goben
George Holmes, son of Ms. Katonia Dase

Ronald A. Battelle Scholarship

Kris Bulla, son of Lieutenant Karl Bulla

Fallen Officers Scholarship

Kirinne Slaughter, daughter of Detective Michael Slaughter

Michael Shanahan Scholarship

Jacob Lasinski, son of Mr. Robert Lasinski

William Brandt Scholarship

Jessica Wild, daughter of Sergeant Nick Wild
2011

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Matthew Longworth, son of Sergeant Craig Longworth
Alexis Tucker, daughter of Ms. Rebecca Person

Ronald A. Battelle Scholarship

Zachary Absolon, son of Sergeant Raymond Absolon

Fallen Officers Scholarship

Kristen McClelland, daughter of Mr. Brian McClelland

Michael Shanahan Scholarship

Ashleigh Hampton, daughter of Lieutenant Steve Hampton

William Brandt Scholarship

Samantha Cavanaugh, daughter of Sergeant Kevin Cavanaugh
2010

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Michael Holmes, son of Ms. Teresa Holmes
Melanie Morales, daughter of Detective Brian Shanika

Ronald A. Battelle Scholarship

Megan Busalaki, daughter of Lieutenant Michael Busalaki

Fallen Officers Scholarship

Jacob Reifschneider, son of Lieutenant Michael Reifschneider

Michael Shanahan Scholarship

Lindsay Weber, daughter of Police Officer Keith Weber

William Brandt Scholarship

Charles Weinman, son of Police Officer Charles Weinman
2009

Welfare Association Scholarships
Scholarships were unnamed for 2009

Valerie Bayes, daughter of Detective Robert Bayes
Julianne Hill, daughter of Ms. Joyce Hill
Morgan Hutcherson, daughter of Police Officer Michael Hutcherson
Linnsie McMahan, daughter of Sergeant Joe McMahan
Stuart Salamon, son of Sergeant Steve Salamon
Rachel Wood, daughter of Police Officer Bradley Wood
2008

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Sarah Davis, daughter of Public Safety Dispatcher Daniel Davis
Justin Keim, son of Police Officer Danny Keim

Ronald A. Battelle Scholarship

Nina Toretta, daughter of Police Officer Thomas Toretta

Fallen Officers Scholarship

Michael Brudek, son of Police Officer Kenneth Brudek

Michael Shanahan Scholarship

Kacey Wisdom, daughter of Sergeant Kerry Wisdom

William Brandt Scholarship

Kathryn Narrow, daughter of Ms. Sandra Narrow
2007

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Jason Bradley, son of Detective Michael Bradley
Lindsay Hanna, daughter of Detective Luther Hanna

Ronald A. Battelle Scholarship

Meagan Hinzman, daughter of Ms. Maria Vitale

Wayne McClelland Scholarship

Adam Howe, son of Mr. William Howe

Willie Neal, Jr. Scholarship

Matthew Kroeger, son of Detective Gary Kroeger

Michael Shanahan Scholarship

Jamie MacLachlan, daughter of Detective Thomas Petrus

Thomas Smith, Jr. Scholarship

Erin Murley, daughter of Sergeant Thomas Murley

Lawrence McCormack Scholarship

Kyle Rudolph, son of Sergeant Christopher Rudolph

James Reifschneider Scholarship

Claire Schillinger, daughter of Sergeant Carl Schillinger

Robert Jordan Scholarship

Kathryn Schmelig, daughter of Lieutenant Kenneth Schmelig

Kenneth Koch Scholarship

Matthew Schultz, son of Sergeant Carl Schultz

Joann Liscombe Scholarship

Erin Tiernan, daughter of Lieutenant John Tiernan

William Brandt Scholarship

Kyle VanNess, son of Captain Forrest VanNess

Richard Weinhold Scholarship

Ashley Wild, daughter of Sergeant Nick Wild
2006

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Danielle Eickhoff, daughter of Sergeant Alan Eickhoff
Tiffany Eickhoff, daughter of Sergeant Alan Eickhoff

Ronald A. Battelle Scholarship

Stephanie Fox, daughter of Detective Larry Fox

Wayne McClelland Scholarship

Nicole Gambill, daughter of Sergeant Andrew Gambill

Willie Neal, Jr. Scholarship

Daniel Garey, son of Police Officer Patrick Garey

Michael Shanahan Scholarship

Danielle Lamping, daughter of Sergeant Gregory Smith

Thomas Smith, Jr. Scholarship

Jamie MacLachlan, daughter of Detective Thomas Petrus

Lawrence McCormack Scholarship

Christopher Moonier, son of Police Officer John Moonier

James Reifschneider Scholarship

Serena Neff, daughter of Police Officer Edward Neff

Robert Jordan Scholarship

Justin Ostendorf, son of Lieutenant William Ostendorf

Kenneth Koch Scholarship

Lauren Ostendorf, daughter of Lieutenant William Ostendorf

Joann Liscombe Scholarship

Claire Schillinger, daughter of Sergeant Carl Schillinger

William Brandt Scholarship

Alexis Shelvy, daughter of Sergeant Robert Shelvy

Richard Weinhold Scholarship

Matthew Schultz, son of Sergeant Carl Schultz
2005

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Christine Eckinger, daughter of Detective Paul Eckinger
Kyle T. Grimm, son of Lieutenant Thomas Grimm

Joann Liscombe Scholarship

Lindsay Hanna, daughter of Detective Luther Hanna

Wayne McClelland Scholarship

Stephanie Harris, daughter of Detective Donald Harris

Willie Neal, Jr. Scholarship

Lauren Helbig, daughter of Police Officer Oliver Helbig

Ronald A. Battelle Scholarship

Michael P. Cavanaugh, son of Sergeant Kevin Cavanaugh

Thomas Smith, Jr. Scholarship

Kelly Jakubowicz, daughter of Police Officer Richard Jakubowicz

Kenneth Koch Scholarship

Joseph Nickerson, son of Detective Joseph Nickerson

Michael Shanahan Scholarship

Ashley Howe, daughter of Mr. William Howe

James Reifschneider Scholarship

Meghann Kinworthy, daughter of Sergeant Michael Kinworthy

Robert Jordan Scholarship

Mary McBride, daughter of Police Officer James McBride

Lawrence McCormack Scholarship

Jenny Kates, daughter of Theresa Kates

William Brandt Scholarship

Marissa Paszkiewicz, daughter of Detective Jerome Paszkiewicz

Richard Weinhold Scholarship

Christopher Watson, son of Sergeant Byron Watson
2004

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Tim Dougherty, son of Sergeant Mark Dougherty
Allison Eaton, daughter of Detective Howard Eaton

Joann Liscombe Scholarship

Anthony Fox, son of Detective Larry Fox

Wayne McClelland Scholarship

Joseph Gragnani, son of Jan and Nick Gragnani

Willie Neal, Jr. Scholarship

Alex Grobelny, son of Police Officer Scott Grobelny

Ronald A. Battelle Scholarship

Ashley Howe, daughter of Bill Howe

Thomas Smith, Jr. Scholarship

Mary McBride, daughter of Police Officer James McBride

Kenneth Koch Scholarship

Amber Padberg, daughter of Police Officer Frank Schmitt

Michael Shanahan Scholarship

Caleb Melies, son of Lieutenant Scott Melies

James Reifschneider Scholarship

Travis Morgan, son of Terry Morgan

Robert Jordan Scholarship

Joseph Nickerson, son of Detective Joseph Nickerson

Lawrence McCormack Scholarship

Tom McCormack, son of Thomas McCormack

William Brandt Scholarship

Kevin Roach, son of Captain John Roach

Richard Weinhold Scholarship

Kyle VanNess, son of Captain Forrest VanNess
2003

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Jill Eckinger, daughter of Police Officer Paul Eckinger
Katherine Garey, daughter of Police Officer Patrick Garey

Joann Liscombe Scholarship

Teresa Garozzo, daughter of Teresa Fernandez

Wayne McClelland Scholarship

Abby Golden, daughter of Detective William Roche

Willie Neal, Jr. Scholarship

Kristin Gudermuth, daughter of Police Officer David Gudermuth

Thomas Smith, Jr. Scholarship

Vennita Harris, daughter of Sergeant Victor Harris

Kenneth Koch Scholarship

Jonathan Helbig, son of Police Officer Oliver Helbig

Michael Shanahan Scholarship

Meghan Kinworthy, daughter of Sergeant Michael Kinworthy

James Reifschneider Scholarship

Meghan Moonier, daughter of Detective John Moonier

Robert Jordan Scholarship

Jeremy Parram, son of Maria Parram

Lawrence McCormack Scholarship

Thomas Pierce, son of Lieutenant Thomas Pierce

William Brandt Scholarship

Jill Scognamiglio, daughter of Detective Donald Scognamiglio

Richard Weinhold Scholarship

Phillip Williams, son of Detective Michael Williams
2002

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Amy Busalaki, daughter of Sergeant Michael Busalaki
Christopher Gilyon, son of Sergeant Tom Gilyon

Joann Liscombe Scholarship

Anthony Gragnani, son of Nick and Jan Gragnani

Wayne McClelland Scholarship

Laura Hanna, daughter of Detective Luther Hanna

Willie Neal, Jr. Scholarship

Thomas McFarland, son of Sergeant Michael McFarland

Thomas Smith, Jr. Scholarship

Alyshia Newsham, daughter of Detective John Newsham

Kenneth Koch Scholarship

Erik Schaller, son of Detective Charles Schaller

James Reifschneider Scholarship

David Schmelig, son of Lieutenant Ken Schmelig

Robert Jordan Scholarship

Keith Schunzel, son of Detective Ken Schunzel

Lawrence McCormack Scholarship

Timothy Stoverink, son of Detective Tim Stoverink

William Brandt Scholarship

Melissa Watson, daughter of Sergeant Byron Watson

Richard Weinhold Scholarship

Samuel Woodland, son of Lieutenant Dennis Woodland
2001

Donald Lewis Scholarships

Vanessa Blanc, daughter of Police Report Clerk Deborah Blanc
Danielle Dillon, daughter of Security Officer Wade Dillon

Lawrence McCormack Scholarship

Joshua Samson, son of Sergeant John Samson

James Reifschneider Scholarship

Krista Vitt, daughter of Sergeant Ed Vitt

William Brandt Scholarship

Melissa Watson, daughter of Sergeant Byron Watson

Joann Liscombe Scholarship

Margaret Dougherty, daughter of Sergeant Mark Dougherty

Wayne McClelland Scholarship

Nathan Eaton, son of Detective Chip Eaton

Willie Neal, Jr. Scholarship

Clara Hutson, daughter of Police Officer Donald Hutson

Thomas Smith, Jr. Scholarship

Eric Johnson, son of Police Officer Mel Johnson

Kenneth Koch Scholarship

Dylan Padberg, son of Police Officer Frank Schmitt

Robert Jordan Scholarship

Jill Rakonick, daughter of Sergeant John Rakonick

Richard Weinhold Scholarship

Stacey Zensen, daughter of Police Officer John Zensen


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