Mo. public safety chief’s gun, badges stolen

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Police in St. Louis say someone broke into the car of Missouri’s public safety director and stole a gun and two badges.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports (http://bit.ly/NxrTpJ ) Missouri Public Department of Public Safety Director Jerry Lee had parked Sunday at the city’s Art Museum for about 30 minutes. Lee was taking part in a nearby event benefiting a group that helps the families of fallen public safety workers.

Police say Lee’s vehicle had minor damage to the lock on the driver’s side door. The thief took a duffel bag that contained the gun, badges and a GPS unit.

Lee is a former chief of the St. Louis County Police Department.

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Information from: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, http://www.stltoday.com

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