By Ralph Echtinaw
Please welcome new St. Louis police officer Doug Stacer to the city if you see him around town.
Unlike most St. Louis police hires, who are usually young men or women, Stacer, 48, has 23 years experience in police work, all with the Saginaw Police Department.
“He brought a great reputation as an officer from the city of Saginaw,” Police Chief Richard J. Ramereiz Jr. told city council Tuesday. “He brings a lot of experience. I’m excited to see where he goes with us.”
Stacer will work days this week and next week, then go on the night shift.
He was born and raised in Huron County, graduated from Ubly High School and earned a degree in criminal justice at Saginaw Valley State University.
Retired from the Saginaw Police Department, Stacer embarks on chapter two of his police career in St. Louis.
In Saginaw, Stacer served on the BAYONET drug team for four years, was a K9 officer for 10 years (working with a police dog) and served with the Community Police Unit for six years.
The majority of Stacer’s time with Saginaw PD was spent as a patrol officer. He fills a vacancy created when Officer Paxton McCarty, 26, left the St. Louis PD for a full time position in Muskegon.
See more photos of Stacer on the Saginaw Police Department’s Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Saginaw-Police-Department-1447299688837398