St. Charles County officer dies after 'brief illness' - KMOV.com

St. Charles County officer dies after 'brief illness'

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St. Charles County Officer Gary Files (Credit: St. Charles County Police Department) St. Charles County Officer Gary Files (Credit: St. Charles County Police Department)

ST. CHARLES, Mo. (KMOV.com) – A 28-year law enforcement veteran and member of the St. Charles County Police Department died after a "brief illness" on Sunday, officials said.

According to the police department, Officer Gary Files’ family celebrated his life during a private memorial service during the week.

“We honor Officer Files for his service to the citizens of St. Charles County and loyalty to the SCCPD. He will be deeply missed, but forever etched in our hearts and memories. May he rest in peace,” read a portion of a post the department put on their Facebook page Friday.

The department said donations can be made in honor of Officer Files to BackStoppers, Inc.

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