Extra police patrols planned in Cape Girardeau for St. Patrick’s Day weekend

Extra police patrols planned in Cape Girardeau for St. Patrick’s Day weekend
Cape Girardeau police say they will have extra patrols this weekend to encourage safety and responsibility, but also in light of the deadly shooting near a downtown bar last weekend. (Source: Mike Mohundro, KFVS)

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Expect to see more police on patrol in downtown Cape Girardeau during the St. Patrick’s Day weekend.

Cape Girardeau Police say the “saturation of patrols” is to encourage safety and responsibility but it is also in light of the deadly shooting near a downtown bar on Saturday, March 9.

Police tell us the extra officers on patrol will be on the lookout for intoxicated people leaving area bars and driving.

The Missouri State Highway Patrol also confirms they will have extra patrols out and about, as well.

St. Patrick’s day is Sunday.

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