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Wildwood Police Officer Honored with Public Safety Award

This local officer also was recognized by Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) last year.

Wildwood police officer John Hallquist recently was honored at a city council meeting for his commitment to public safety, per a recommendation by the city's Public Safety Board members.

Capt. Kenneth Williams, commander of the St. Louis County Police Department-Wildwood (6th) Precinct, said Hallquist's consistent self-initiated enforcement work has contributed significantly to public safety within Wildwood' s borders. "Officer Hallquist's work reflects well on himself, as well as Wildwood and the St. Louis County Police Department," he said.

Hallquist started with the St. Louis County Police Department in July 1995. He was assigned to the Wildwood Precinct in November 2007.

During the 30-month period ending on June 30, 2012, Hallquist had made 146 Driving While Intoxicated arrests, with 17 of those DWI arrests being felony violations.

He also made 28 felony arrests, 122 misdemeanor arrests and issued 272 city summons in lieu of arrest, for a variety of Wildwood ordinance and state law violations.

In addition, he identified 115 curfew violations during this period.

Earlier this year, Hallquist was recognized with a receipt of commendation from St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch.

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