Serving the community he loves

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After a successful kickoff in Eldridge, Deputy Roger Sherrer organized Sleeper’s Neighborhood Watch. Sherrer hopes to recreate the dramatic and sustained reduction in crime seen in Eldridge in other areas, making Laclede County unattractive to criminals.


 Roger Sherrer likes where he is.

He likes working in Laclede County. He is grateful for the people he serves.

“Laclede County is phenomenal in terms of how they treat first responders and how they treat law enforcement. I can’t go out in uniform half the time without someone paying for my meal before I even sit down. You’re not going to see that in other parts of the country or even in other parts of Missouri. We’re really blessed,” Sherrer said.

An audience has typically been a huge part of Laclede County Deputy Sherrer’s work experience.

Working at KJEL shortly after graduating from Lebanon High School in 2011, Sherrer spoke to thousands of people each time he spoke via a broadcast microphone.

Since radio seemed like more of a hobby than something he would spend a lifetime doing, Sherrer discussed and prayed about a new direction and began instruction at the police academy in 2015 during his off hours.

He switched microphones while he was in the academy—from the KJEL broadcast microphone to a dispatcher’s mic at the Laclede County Sheriff’s Office. After dispatching for a time, he became a jailer in the Camden and Pulaski counties jails.

Now, the microphone that Sherrer, 24, uses is a hand mic in his Laclede County Sheriff’s Office patrol vehicle. 

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