Officers of the Merriam Woods Police Department
He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, adventure and exercise.
Officer Steve Burgher grew up in the Springfield area and moved to St Louis in 2010. He is a United States Army Veteran and has been a police officer for 11 years; Officer Burgher graduated the Missouri Sheriffs Association Academy in 2010. He graduated from St. Louis Community College with an Associate of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice. Officer Burgher served as a Corporal with the Hillsdale Police Department in north St. Louis County for 5 years, serving during the Ferguson riots in 2014. In 2014, Officer Burgher moved back to the Springfield area and married his wife, Jennifer. Officer Burgher has 6 kids and loves spending time with his family, camping and going on road trips.
Officer Fields has one son who loves to help him build things out of wood in his garage.
Officer Hurt worked as a communications officer for the Mountain Grove Police Department and subsequently went through the Drury Law Enforcement Academy; then serving as an officer for the City of Mountain Grove.
As combatting human trafficking is something that drives him, Officer Hurt transitioned from full time law enforcement work into the legal profession. Officer Hurt works as a paralegal and litigation analyst for Attorney Joe Allen while finishing his pre-law degree with the long term goal of passing the bar and being able to provide pro bono legal services to victims of human trafficking, especially in the minority groups.
Officer Hurt says that he is honored to be able to continue to utilize the skills he has obtained to serve the City of Merriam Woods through the Police Department.