Capitol Report

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Last week, Dent County lost a great man and public servant. Clifford Jadwin, former Dent County Sheriff, passed away at the age of seventy-three years. Clifford served as Salem’s Chief of Police for seven years, and served as Dent County’s Sheriff for sixteen years. He was a dedicated family man, and his heart belonged to God.

During my career as a State Trooper in Dent County, I had the privilege of working alongside Clifford. He was a role model, a friend, and a mentor.

I will truly miss him, and I look forward to the time when I will see him again in heaven. Please join me in praying for Clifford’s family and friends — they’ve lost a great man.

Other News

This week, I joined two thousand Missourians outside the State Capitol for the Midwest March for Life.

I participated in the 2021 Legislative Softball Tournament, which raised over eleven thousand dollars for the Samaritan Center, a Jefferson City Food Bank.

Language from my HB 1270 was added as an amendment to HB 307. This language draws on my years of experience with the Highway Patrol to streamline regulations for logging industry vehicles.

As always, please do not hesitate to call or write me anytime with your questions or thoughts on this, or on any other issue. My capitol office phone number is 573.751.2264, and my email is Ron.Copeland@house.mo.gov. It is an honor and privilege to serve as your Representative in the Missouri General Assembly.