Mo. Police Chief Dies after Suffering Medical Emergency on Call

April 14, 2024
Lake Lafayette Police Chief Steven Singer, who had led the department since 2015 and had been a Lafayette County sheriff's deputy, suffered an illness while responding to a service call.

A Missouri police chief died Friday after suffering a medical emergency during a call.

Lake Lafayette Police Chief Steven Singer suffered an illness while responding to a service call, KCTV-TV reports

“Chief Singer will be missed by the agencies and the communities he has served for nearly 20 years,” the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office told WDAF-TV.

Singer had been chief with the department since 2015. He had been a member of the department while serving as a deputy with the Lafayette County Sheriff's Office. He served with sheriff's office in many different capacities for 11 years.




KCTV) - The community is mourning after the Lake Lafayette Police Chief passed away in the line of duty after he succumbed to an illness suffered during a call.

The Lake Lafayette, Mo., Police Department said on Friday, April 12, that it is grateful for the outpouring of support shown by the community following the death of Chief Steven Singer on Monday.

Law enforcement officials noted that Chief Singer had suffered an illness after he responded to a call for service. He succumbed to that illness on Monday.

A public visitation for the fallen hero will be held between 4 and 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 17, at the Bulldog Football Stadium at Odessa High School, 713, S. 3rd St. A memorial service will be held at 6 p.m. with no procession following. All professional law enforcement honors will take place at the stadium.

The Singer family has asked for privacy at this time. Instead, the City has invited the public to visit the memorial staged in front of City Hall at 1001 Lake Lafayette Dr.

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Joe Vince

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