The people who work in the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office are leaders in their profession and in their dedication to public service in the communities in which they live. Our attorneys provide leadership for various task forces, committees, and organizations including the Minnesota State Bar Association, National District Attorney’s Association, Association of Prosecutors of America, American Prosecutors Research Institute, and the Minnesota County Attorney’s Association. Along with our attorneys, our staff gets involved in their communities by volunteering to help in a wide variety of activities, groups and organizations including: • Educational boards and committees that range from school parent/teacher associations to school board officers. • Involvement with youth activities including coaching various youth sports, Girl Scouts and Boys Scouts of America, and Special Olympics. • Various fundraising groups and committees that help raise money for local, regional, and national organizations. • Community involvement that ranges from volunteering at local food shelves to working with Habitat for Humanity. • Membership on church boards and choirs and mentors to youth religious groups. TABLE OF CONTENTS Good Deeds Done 2 Letter From Your County Attorney 3 PHHS Division 4 Civil Division 5 Criminal Divisions And Victim/Witness 6 & 7 Administration and Support Staff 8 Crimes By The Numbers 9-11 The Prayer Of Oscar Romero 12 GoodDeedsOutsideTheOffice TABLE OF CONTENTS / MAKING A SPLASH The Victim/Witness staff of the St. Louis County Attorney’s Office in Duluth was honored in 2016 by the First Witness Child Advo- cacy Center with its “Making a Splash Community Award,” in recognition of the support the staff provides victims throughout the judicial process. Victim/Witness Director Patty Wheeler, middle, is flanked by victim advocates Anne Fisk, left, and Lori Ulvi. 2016 ST. LOUIS COUNTY ATTORNEY’S ANNUAL REPORT 2