|2007 alumnus named St. Louis County Police Officer of the Month|
|Wednesday, June 29, 2016|
Ben Petrov, Class of 2007 - Petrov was recently named Officer of the Month by the St. Louis County Police Department. According to the county police, Petrov was recognized for taking steps to get dangerous substances off the streets.
While responding to a report of a vehicle blocking the roadway, Petrov spoke with the vehicle's driver and noticed a syringe filled with what appeared to be heroin on the floorboard of the vehicle. A post on the county police department's Facebook page explained what took place: "Upon questioning the driver about the syringe, the driver stated that it was his 'dope.' Officer Petrov placed the driver under arrest. While inventorying the vehicle prior to it being towed, Officer Petrov found numerous capsules of heroin, more syringes filled with heroin and more than 20 pills believed to be Clonazepam, which is a Schedule 4 controlled substance. Both occupants of the vehicle admitted that the drugs found belonged to them and were placed under arrest without incident. With the increase of these drugs in the community and the likelihood of potential overdose or even death, Officer Petrov, through his keen observations and investigation, was able to get these dangerous substances #OfftheStreets."