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Lydia Simburger Welcomed as New Officer Recruit

Lydia Simburger was sworn in as our newest police officer on May 2, 2022. She started the full-time police academy on May 4 and will graduate on August 12. Lydia graduated from Freeburg High School in 2016 and will graduate from Missouri State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Communications at the end of this month. She currently serves in the Missouri Army National Guard as a Military Police Officer and has been deployed overseas. 
She is very enthusiastic about being a civilian police officer and brings with her an array of skills and experience from the military. Please join us in extending a warm welcome to our newest officer!