April 7-14, 2018 was observed nationwide as Crime Victims’ Rights Week. This year’s theme was Expand the Circle, Reach all Victims.  The Pulaski County Prosecutor’s Office hosted two events during Crime Victims’ Rights Week last week to highlight issues faced by victims of crime and to raise funds to support local organizations supporting victims.  

The first event was the 7th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week lunch.  The event was co-hosted by the Prosecutor’s Office, Kids’ Harbor, Good Samaritan of the Ozarks, and the Pulaski County Rotary Club and was held at Hampton Inn in St. Robert.  Bo Hecktor, a victim advocate from Union, Missouri, shared the story of her journey from being a crime victim to now helping others cope with similar experiences.  

The second event was the 7th Annual Crime Victims’ Rights Week Benefit Golf Tournament at the St. Robert Municipal Golf Tournament hosted by Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  The purpose of this event was to have fun playing golf while raising money for organizations that serve victims of crime in Pulaski County.  In the past, funds have been distributed to Kids’ Harbor, Genesis House, and the Pulaski County Humane Society.  This year, the tournament raised over $600 for these organizations.

“Far too often, the criminal justice system focuses on the criminal and forgets about the victim.  The intent of these events is to both raise awareness of the issues victims of crime face and to help support some great organizations in Pulaski County that are assisting victims of crime every day,” said Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.  “I want to thank everyone who came out to support these events and to our wonderful sponsors who helped us raise money to give to some great organizations helping crime victims right here in Pulaski County.”

This year’s sponsors were:

Smith and Turley Law Firm

Mark Prugh, Attorney at Law

Key Sport 

Re-elect Judge Michael Headrick 

Fort Wood Hotels 

Re-elect Brent Basset Pulaski County Clerk

David Lowe, Attorney at Law

Terri Mitchell, Pulaski County Collector

Sue Rapone, Pulaski County Treasurer

Virgie Mahan 

Jim and Marilyn Phillips 

Rick Zweerink, Pulaski County Commissioner

City of St. Robert Golf Course

Carey Heitman, State Farm

Elect Don Mayhew For State Representative

Daniel Whittle, Pulaski County Assessor

Elect Dave Ernest For Pulaski County Clerk

Re-elect Gene Newkirk, Pulaski County Presiding Commissioner

Lynn Sharp, Pulaski County Commissioner

Judge Colin Long

Security Bank of Pulaski County

Elect Matt Miller For State Representative

Re-elect Kevin Hillman, Pulaski County Prosecutor

Lone Oak Printing

Aesthetix Electric

Please direct all questions to Prosecuting Attorney Kevin Hillman.