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Fri Apr 27, 2018, 11:49 AM

Could-Be Felon Gives Keynote Speech at Law Enforcement Prayer Breakfast

Despite misgivings from some of the region's law enforcement officials, Missouri Governor Eric Greitens delivered the keynote address this morning at the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association prayer breakfast, a somber annual event dedicated to memorializing officers slain in the line of duty.

Greitens has been charged with two felonies related to two different matters in recent months. But his speech did not hint at his current troubles, the most recent being a criminal complaint connected to his allegedly improper use of a donor list acquired from the non-profit he'd founded before becoming governor. Unlike other recent statements, the governor even managed to refrain from blasting the "liberal media" or referencing George Soros.

Greitens spoke personally about his experiences comforting the families of killed officers, and he vowed that Missouri would continue support law enforcement during the "hardest moments."

"Those who gave their lives did their duty," Greitens said, "and now we have a duty to continue to support them."

Read more: https://www.riverfronttimes.com/newsblog/2018/04/25/could-be-felon-gives-keynote-speech-at-law-enforcement-prayer-breakfast

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