O’Fallon welcomes new officer, Nicholas Lee

Pictured from left: Police Commissioner Russell Thoman, Police Commissioner Scott Battoe, Police Commissioner Horace Humphries, Police Commissioner Gene McCoskey, Officer Nicholas Lee, Chief Eric Van Hook, and Mayor Herb Roach. (O’Fallon Weekly Photo by Martha Stoffel)

By Martha Stoffel

O’FALLON – During Monday evening’s City Council meeting, Police Chief Eric Van Hook introduced the city’s newest police officer, Nicholas Lee. Officer Lee comes to O’Fallon with three years experience as a St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer and, most recently, one year as a special agent for the Illinois State Police MEGSI task force.

Officer Lee begins his field training immediately. With Officer Lee’s appointment, the O’Fallon Police Department now has 50 sworn officers, which is the most in the department’s history.