Chief Michael T. Force, Lake Saint Louis Police Department, “is originally
from Philadelphia but moved to Lake Saint Louis after retirement from the Marine Corps in 1992 after 22 years of service to
our country. His career in the Marine Corps included 12 years as an enlisted Infantryman where he achieved the rank of Gunnery
Sergeant followed by 10 years of service as a Military Policeman with retirement as a Captain. In 1992, Mike moved to Missouri
to accept a position as Chief of Police of Lake Saint Louis, Missouri where he continues to serve his community in that capacity.
Mike is a graduate of the 152nd session of the FBI National Academy with
over 30 years in Law Enforcement with numerous certifications in various areas of law, forensics, investigations and criminology.
He is a life member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police where he chairs the Ethics Subcommittee of the Professional
Standards, Image and Ethics Committee. He is a member of a number of professional boards and very active in veterans affairs
and programs to help our Wounded Warriors and their families. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from
the University of Oklahoma and a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Lindenwood University”
Assistant Chief Chris Digiuseppi, began his law enforcement career with
the Lake Saint Louis Police Department in 1992. “Throughout his career he’s held numerous position
including the Department’s DARE officer, public relations officer, first line supervisor and shift commander, operations
commander and currently Assistant Chief of Police. He is a graduate of Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff
and Command, 152nd session and a graduate of the FBI National Academy 215th session where he trained with their legal staff,
communications division and behavioral science unit in various aspects of law enforcement including leadership, forensics
and criminal investigations. He holds a bachelor’s degree in human resource management and a Masters
of Business Administration from Lindenwood University.” Chief Michael T. Force and Assistant
Chief Chris Digiuseppi are the authors of The Fallen: The Light Bringer: Book Two.