JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The second in command at the Missouri Department of Public Safety will be stepping aside from his position effective the end of next month.
Greggory Favre is resigning as deputy director effective November 1, 2018. He took on his role under former-Gov. Eric Greitens’ administration in 2017. Before his current role he worked for the St. Louis Fire Department.
“It has been an honor to serve Missourians and to represent our department and divisions, I am proud of the work we have accomplished, and I believe we have made Missouri safer and more secure,” Favre wrote in his letter of resignation. “My experience here has also left me more convinced than ever that proactive, forward-leaning public safety leadership saves lives and strengthens our communities.”
“I am thankful for the extraordinary opportunity to serve Missouri in this capacity. I offer my best wishes for continued success in the important endeavors that lie ahead for our state and our Department,” Favre added.
A spokesperson with DPS states that they “appreciate his work and wish him well.”
Read his full resignation letter, which Favre tweeted, below:
Alisha Shurr was a reporter for The Missouri Times and The Missouri Times Magazine. She joined The Missouri Times in January 2018 after working as a copy editor for her hometown newspaper in Southern Oregon. Alisha is a graduate of Kansas State University.