National First Responders Day

Veterans Care Coordination would like to honor Detective Sarah Louis. Det. Louis has been working for the St. Peters, Missouri Police Department going on 13 years and is currently in the Criminal Investigations Division. Louis always wanted to be a police officer and joined the Army to pursue that dream. She enlisted in the U.S. Army in September 1997 and attended basic training and Military Police AIT at Ft. McClellan, AL.

Upon graduation she was assigned to the 977th Military Police Company (Combat Support) at Ft. Riley, KS, where she served as a gunner, driver, and team leader in a military police combat team. Over the next couple years Louis served as a unit armorer, Military Police Investigator, and team leader for Special Reaction Team.

After being recognized as Soldier of the Year in 1999 for the Law Enforcement Command she was then sent to South Korea as a squad leader at Camp Humphreys. Within a few months she was reassigned to Military Police Investigations Supervisor.

After September 11, 2001 she served as a Battle Captain and was the NCOIC (Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge) of the main access gate for the installation. In April 2001, Louis served as the Military Police Investigations Supervisor for Ft. McPherson and Ft. Gillem. Louis was also the Protective Service Officer for the U.S. Army Forces Command, 4-Star General.

After an Honorable Discharge in 2004 as a Staff Sergeant/E-6, Louis attended Clayton Regional Law Enforcement Academy in Clayton County, GA. As the Honor Graduate of her class she took a position with the Henry County Police Department in GA where she left as a Sergeant/Field Training Supervisor after 4 years. Before becoming a Detective in St. Peters, she worked as a school resource officer and patrolman. Louis stated, “I love being a police officer because my work is different every day, I get to help people, put bad guys in jail, and work with some amazing people.”

National First Responders Day is a national holiday to recognize the men and women in our country who brave daily challenges to keep our communities safe. We honor their hard work, dedication, and commitment to selflessly protect and serve. We want to show our appreciation for the sacrifices made by all the men and women on the front lines.