Members of Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) 11 USS Sioux City Blue Crew were hosted at the department on Sept. 17 as part of their visit to Sioux City.
“We wanted to thank them for their service,” said Chief Rex Mueller, chief of police for the Sioux City Police Department. “We also have many members of the department that are veterans, so I felt it was important to welcome these service members.”
Mueller presented the visiting sailors with a photo of a squad car that was signed by members of the department.
The sailors were also given a tour of the department’s museum which showcases tools and techniques used throughout the department’s history.
Cmdr. Wade Smith said the tour of the museum was very interesting to him as it showed so much of the history of the department.
“We appreciate what you (the officers) do,” said Smith after the tour.
A few of the Sailors were Master at Arms, the Navy’s version of Military Police, and they discussed similarities and differences to protecting property and enforcing the law used by them and the SCPD.
The sailors were visiting Sioux City to attend the Chamber of Commerce’s annual dinner. At the dinner, they will honor the Sailor of the Year for both the Blue crew and the Gold for the USS Sioux City.
(Picture at the top of the page: Chief Rex Mueller presents Cmdr Wade Smith of LCS 11 USS Sioux City Blue Crew with a photo of an SCPD car signed by officers. Also present are Command Master Chief Tommy Perkins, Chief Devin Tedrow, and Chief Adrian Crampton.)