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Law enforcement officers are seen blocking off a highway onramp as protestors march through the city streets following a not guilty verdict on September 15, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri (Getty Images) Law enforcement officers are seen blocking off a highway onramp as protestors march through the city streets following a not guilty verdict on September 15, 2017 in St. Louis, Missouri (Getty Images)

ST. LOUIS (KMOV.com) – St. Louis Alderman Joe Vaccaro agreed to take a resolution off the agenda that he was planning to present to the Board of Aldermen in honor of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department.

Thursday, Vaccaro sent News 4 a draft of the resolution that he said he planned to present to the Board of Aldermen Friday.

The document asked the “Board of Aldermen acknowledge and commend the men and women of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department for their steadfast dedication to safeguarding the well-being of the citizens of the City of St. Louis” for their response to the unrest following the not guilty verdict of former St. Louis Police Officer Jason Stockley.

The document also stated the men and women worked under “straining circumstances” and were “called to spend long hours away from their families and loved ones” during the unrest.

During the Board of Aldermen meeting Friday, there was an objection to the resolution and Vaccaro agreed to take it off the agenda so it could be sent to the Public Safety Committee for further review. 

Vaccaro told News 4 he still feels like he made his point, that police officers deserve to be recognized for working long hours and facing difficult situations during continuing protests. 

Vaccaro’s resolution comes one week after a resolution honoring the memory of Anthony Lamar Smith, who was shot and killed by Stockley in 2011, was approved by the Board of Aldermen.

Click here to read Vaccaro’s complete resolution.

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