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Gov. Greitens speaks at prayer breakfast honoring fallen officers

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Gov. Greitens spoke at the St. Louis Police Chiefs Association Prayer Breakfast (Credit: KMOV) Gov. Greitens spoke at the St. Louis Police Chiefs Association Prayer Breakfast (Credit: KMOV)

ST. CHARLES (KMOV.com) --  Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens was the keynote speaker at a prayer breakfast honoring fallen officers Wednesday morning.

The Governor paid tribute to all law enforcement officers, even as questions were raised about this appearance since he is facing two felony charges. Before the St. Louis Police Chiefs Association event began, the chairman released a statement that read: “The breakfast is a non-political event and is strictly held in remembrance of police officers that have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Joe Buck was the Master of Ceremonies for the event that was held in St. Charles. St. Louis City Police Sgt. Tom Lake introduced Gov. Greitens at the event and thanked him for standing by him after he was shot in the face while in his patrol car in 2016.

During his speech, Gov. Greitens spoke softly and struck a solemn tone, calling on the community to support the families of fallen officers. He then met with families of fallen officers but did not answer any questions from reporters.

This was the 27th year for the prayer breakfast, which includes officers from St. Louis City, County and St. Charles County.

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