Former Cop to Be Missouri Governor

Missouri's embattled Governor Eric Greitens has announced he will resign effective Friday, Shayndi Raice reports for the WSJ.The Lieutenant Governor is Michael L. Parson.  From the Wikipedia entry:In 1975, Parson spent six years in the U.S. Army, serving two tours in the Military Police working up to sergeant. He attended night classes at the University of Maryland and University of Hawaii.Following his military service, in 1981 Parson returned to Hickory County to serve as a deputy. In 1983, he transferred to the Polk County Sheriff's Office to become their first criminal investigator. He purchased his first gasoline station, "Mike's", in 1984. The following year he started a cow and calf operation, becoming a third generation farmer.Parson served twelve years as Polk County sheriff before being elected to the Missouri House of Representatives in 2004.

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