Memorial Ceremony

A memorial lunch has been held at conferences for many years in honor of Scott Porter, a Dispatcher from St. Francois County who lost his life in a motorcycle accident after working his duty shift.

In 2011, as MONENA and MOAPCO conferences combined, the associations moved to also honor George Major, the MOAPCO President and Webster County Director who passed away in 2009. As we continue to grow as a conference and a community, we wish to honor those from within our community who are missing from our ranks.

If you know of someone who has passed and should be recognized, please let us know by using the form at the bottom of the page.


  • Douglas Lindley January 16, 2024

    Bollinger County Sheriff's Office


  • Cassie Lake April 5, 2023

    Mercy EMS Communications

  • John "JL" Lucas June 3, 2023

    Moniteau & Morgan County

  • Diana "Momma D" Hicks June 19, 2023

    Mercy EMS Communications

  • Kathy Wright November 13, 2023

    Newton County Central Dispatch


  • Melisa Hagemeyer January 25, 2022

    Moniteau County 9-1-1

  • Jim Porter January 25, 2022

    Pike County 9-1-1

  • Steve Perkins March 10, 2022

    Iron County 9-1-1

  • Della Williams June 2022

    Wentzville Police Department

  • James "Jim" Rayle July 20, 2022

    Springfield-Greene County 9-1-1

  • Mark Grenoble August 1, 2022

    Benton County Central Dispatch

  • Frank Foster August 13, 2022

    EMS Legal Services

  • Erin "Gabby" Gabathuler August 15, 2022

    Jefferson City Police Department

  • Bobbi Jo Tyler November 18, 2022

    Missouri State Highway Patrol - Troop I

  • Natasha "Tasha" Ponder November 29, 2022

    Miller County Communications

A Moment in Time

By: Tom Krause

A moment in time
will pass by your way
as the sunrise begins
the start of each day.


What dreams will you dare?
What games will you play?
What challenges in life
will you conquer this day?


Dare to be brave
with courage in your soul.
Stand with the wise
where the fools never go.


And with no remorse
in your heart always say
“I gave it my best
to make a difference today.”


For when the sun sets
at the dusk of this day – 
a moment in time
will have passed by your way.  

Are we missing someone? Let us know!