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Friday, February 26, 2021

Cass County Sheriff Jeff Weber recognized Detective Corporal Steve Catron today at a retirement ceremony in Harrisonville

Cass County Sheriff Jeff Weber recognized Detective Corporal Steve Catron today at a retirement ceremony in Harrisonville.

Steve Catron began his law enforcement career in 1992, 29 years ago. His interest in law enforcement began when he was on the Urich, MO city council as the police commissioner. He began doing ride alongs with the current chief due to questions and concerns from the citizens and decided he could serve his community best by attending the academy and becoming a law enforcement officer.
At that time, the academy was 120 hours. He attended a few nights a week as well as some Saturdays. It consisted of mostly classroom training and the range.

His first law enforcement job was a reserve deputy for the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. Shortly after, he became the Chief of Police for Urich, MO where he served for four years. His very first patrol car was a 1985 Dodge Diplomat that had been retired from the Highway Patrol, and the first gun he carried as a law enforcement officer was a 1st generation Glock Model 23.

He returned to the Henry County Sheriff’s office in 1997 where he served in several positions from patrol deputy all the way to Major. During his time at Henry County, he was over investigations, patrol, narcotics and evidence. He was also a sniper for the tactical team.
In February of 2005, Steve came to work for the Cass County Sheriff’s Office. He spent his first year as a patrol deputy and then moved to the investigations unit. He is currently a CVSA operator and specializes in property crimes investigations. He has worked with multiple city, county, state and federal agencies on several multi-jurisdictional cases and has recovered hundreds of thousands of dollars’ worth of property and equipment.

Throughout his career, Steve has served on the Metro Squad, Rural Missouri Major Case Squad, MOKAN Heavy Equipment Task Force and the Henry County Tactical Unit.

Steve’s advice for incoming law enforcement is “knowledge is everything. Finding connections and sharing knowledge will take you far”. He says, “Knowledge comes from building trust, respect and working together”. He says he gained his knowledge by learning from older deputies and troopers where he built relationships, opportunities and connections. Steve has made well over 500 contacts during his law enforcement career and suggest that you “seek out the Wooly Mammoth’s before they are all gone, for the Wooly Mammoth will provide the knowledge, protection, and guidance that will help take you home after every shift throughout your career.