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Release: Police and Firefighters Rally in Support of Eric Schmitt for State Treasurer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Police and Firefighters Rally in Support of Eric Schmitt for State Treasurer

ST. LOUIS – State Senator Eric Schmitt is sprinting to the finish line in the final full of week of his campaign for state treasurer with a rally with St. Louis area firefighters and police officers.

Senator Schmitt has been endorsed by the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters, the St. Louis City Police Officers Association and the St. Louis County Police Association in his campaign for Missouri State Treasurer. Today, those police and firefighters said Missouri cities are safer because of Senator Schmitt’s work and support for Missouri first responders.

“Eric Schmitt has supported law enforcement officers across our state and demonstrated his commitment to police and their families time and again,” said Kevin Ahlbrand, president of Missouri FOP. “Eric has earned the support of the Missouri FOP because he stands up for those who protect us. I am personally honored to support him for state treasurer because I know he will continue to be a strong voice for law enforcement officers in Missouri.

“Eric Schmitt has been a leader on policing issues during his time in the Senate,” Ahlbrand continued. “Eric knows the difficult job our officers face every day and has led the way in reforming our justice system to make it more fair for our officers and citizens. Eric has made sure police officers’ first priority is to serve and protect our communities, and not worry about being forced to meet traffic tickets quotas. Our cities are better and safer because of his work.”

“Missourians know they can count on firefighters when danger comes and firefighters know they can count on Eric Schmitt when there’s tough fights in state government,” said Sherwood Smith, president of the Missouri State Council of Fire Fighters. “We all remember those who lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on 9/11, including the first responders who ran into the Twin Towers when others were running out. It’s good to know there are still leaders like Eric Schmitt willing to stand up for us and advocate for our issues in state government. This is why we unanimously give Eric Schmitt our highest endorsement in his campaign for State Treasurer.”

“We want to say thank you to Missouri’s first responders who put their lives on the line every day to protect our communities and keep our citizens safe,” Senator Schmitt said. “I am honored to have the support of Missouri police officers and firefighters in my campaign for Missouri State Treasurer. I have had the opportunity to work directly with Missouri first responders in the state senate and I would look forward to continuing to partner with them in the state treasurer’s office.”

To learn more about Eric Schmitt and his campaign for Missouri State Treasurer, go to You can also connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.