The St. Louis Police Library, among the first of its kind in the US, is a trove of new and old policing paraphernalia. But after seven decades in service, the library at the department’s downtown police academy is being dismantled, making way for a high-tech active-shooter training simulator. A troop of retired officers is trying to find a new home for the library and its collection, which includes more than 20,000 books, thousands of photos, and hundreds of one-of-a-kind artifacts. The last librarian to care for the collection, Barbara Miksicek, retired in 2016 after 34 years. She hasn’t been replaced.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Sept. 13