Ron Scaggs of Festus, retired Law Enforcement Coordinator with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis, is a recipient of the U.S. Department of Justice Lifetime Achievement Award for his distinguished career and numerous years of service to our country.
“This award is a small token of the United States Attorney’s Office’s appreciation for Ron’s many years of hard work and loyalty,” said Jeff Jensen, U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of Missouri.
Scaggs graduated from Crystal City High School and has degrees from Jefferson College, Maryville University, and St. Louis University.
His service to our country begin in 1965 with the U.S. Army in Vietnam, rising to the rank of Sergeant. In 1973, Scaggs became a patrol officer for the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department and worked for three years as a uniformed officer, four years as a homicide detective, and three years as an undercover officer on the vice squad. In 1984, he returned to Festus as Chief of Police where he served for 14 years.
For the past 18 years, Scaggs served as Law Enforcement Coordinator for the U.S. Attorney-Eastern District of Missouri, until his retirement in 2018. He is also the founder of the Leadership Academy at St. Louis University, which provides training and professional development to law enforcement managers and officers in Missouri and Illinois.
Scaggs’ community service includes the VFW, Jefferson College Board of Trustees, Festus Crystal City Rotary Club, and Twin City Chamber of Commerce. He also served as President of the Missouri Police Chiefs Association.