Deputy Sheriff Steven Ziegler

Deputy Sheriff Steven Ziegler

St. Francois County Sheriff's Office, Missouri

End of Watch Sunday, September 30, 2001

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Steven Ziegler

Deputy Sheriff Steven Ziegler succumbed to injuries sustained in a traffic accident.

A trailer became detached from a vehicle that was towing it. It crossed the median and struck Deputy Sheriff Ziegler's oncoming patrol car. He was taken to the hospital, where he succumbed to his injuries one day later.

Deputy Sheriff Ziegler had served with the St. Francois County Sheriff's Office for 9 years. He is survived by his wife, four children, parents, and siblings.


  • Age 32
  • Tour 9 years
  • Badge 989

Incident Details

  • Cause Automobile crash
  • Incident Date Saturday, September 29, 2001

traffic patrol

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It’s November 10th, 2022. You won’t believe this, but inevitably I have became my mother, haha. I am sitting in 7th grade English, behind the teacher’s desk. I am starting my Masters soon. I think about you every day. Reading a book to my students, the character lost their parent. I told them the feelings the character went through, knowing them all too well. Memories locked in a vault and never forgotten. Small details and smirks, a pen laying on the maroon red carpet of your blue and white Ford truck, your cowboys cut up hoodie or how you’d answer the phone, “Yellow.” I explained how as time wickedly moves on, the pain becomes normal and life resuming becomes a sting of guilt. I tell two little girls all about you all the time. They look to the sky and see you there. I wish you could toss them in the air or teach them how to cut the rack off a bucks head. I’ll never forget how you flicked the remaining into the leaves. Slightly stomach turning, but a memories still yet. Haha. I miss you terribly. Living in Fredericktown I know you miss the days I’d sit, or sometimes nap beside you in the cemetery. I’m sure your flowers are faded, but I carry you brightly with me every where. Time does not change my heart beating one less on its way to joining you. I thankfully found every inch of happiness on this Earth you’d want me to have. I remember to say what needs said. You teach me still with every thing of you that lingers behind. The leaves have fallen on your favorite season and I pray the bucks are huge in Heaven. Forever missing, loving, and looking for you, Loren


November 10, 2022

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