Eric Greitens

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A local law enforcement official was honored during inauguration proceedings Monday for applying a tourniquet to woman after her leg was severed in a car accident.  

Sgt. Trevor Teeling of the Greene County Sheriff’s Department was among roughly 150 Missourians recognized during the Honor our Heroes event that took place prior to Eric Greitens being sworn in as governor. The ceremony was held in lieu of the traditional inaugural parade.

Teeling said he was just doing his job.

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Missouri’s first inauguration of a governor in eight years brought thousands to the state capitol in Jefferson City Monday to witness the swearing in of Republican Eric Greitens and four other newly elected constitutional officers.

The day started with an interfaith worship service followed by an event honoring Missouri's veterans, law enforcement, teachers, and farmers, among others.

When Eric Greitens took the oath of office as Missouri’s new governor today, he ushered in an era of complete Republican control of the state’s legislative and executive branches. It’s an opportunity that many members of the GOP are relishing – even though some warn that the party risks taking all the blame if it can’t govern to Missourians’ liking.

As Missouri Governor-elect Eric Greitens prepares to be sworn in Monday, he’s completing a week filled with thanking the folks who helped get him there.

“I will always remember that I am standing here because of you,’’ Greitens said Saturday as he addressed supporters gathered in a Maryland Heights warehouse for his last official rally before taking office.

Sarah Steelman
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Republican Gov. Elect-Eric Greitens has named former state treasurer Sarah Steelman commissioner of the Office of Administration. 

Greitens made the announcement in Springfield Friday during an event honoring women in leadership and entrepreneurship.

“[She’s] a proven leader who’s focused on returning government to the people, focused on accountability and ethics in government, and I’m proud to have her on the team,” said Greitens.