Not your average history book, The Star Between the Rivers: A History of the St. Charles County Sheriff's Department, 1805–2015 chronicles the journey of the department, from the appointment of the first sheriff following the Louisiana Purchase to the creation of a separate County Police Department after voters approved a charter change, in a coffee-table format with pictures on nearly every page.
The book was a committee effort suggested in 2014 by St. Charles County Police Officer Dave Fournell after he saw a similar book published by a sheriff's department in another state.
"Whether you are a law enforcement professional, a history buff, or simply a proud current or past resident of St. Charles County, you will enjoy the stories and the multitude of pictures in this book," said retired St. Charles County Sheriff Tom Neer, who wrote the foreword. "It is exciting to finally have this history documented and in a format to share with the community served by our County Sheriff and police departments."
Published by Zamudio Creative Group, 2015. Hardback, 208 pages.