Last ten: Officer Brett Grittini: Reporting for duty

A Eureka police officer now works at his community’s high school


Officer Brett Grittini, SRO, walks through the hallways of EHS, Aug. 16. Having worked for EPD, he enjoys furthering his connection to the community. “I’ve coached some of the kids that just graduated here so I’ve gotten to watch them grow up,” Officer Grittini said. “Now I’m looking forward to getting to know a lot more kids.”

Officer Brett Grittini joins EHS after four years on the Eureka Police Department. In his first year as a resource officer he is looking forward to getting to know the students.

Here is Officer Grittini’s “Last Ten.”

What was the last movie you watched?

“The last movie I watched was ‘Step Brothers’ with my wife Amanda this past Monday night.”

What was the last restaurant you went to?

“The last restaurant I went to was Joey B’s with my wife on our anniversary, July 5. I ordered the Brett burger because my name is Brett.”  

What was the last joke you told?

“I tell jokes every day. Probably with you, when I said I was going to take goofy pictures, that was a joke.”

When was the last time you jumped up and down in happiness?

“The last time I jumped up and down in happiness was when the baseball team I coach won the championship this July. I coach the STL Redbirds and the STL Warriors, 16 and under teams. I use to play and I love to teach.”

Who was the last person you hugged?

“The last person I hugged was my daughter Gia Rose before I left for work. She is 8 months old.”

When was the last time you went on a waterslide?

“The last time I went on a waterslide was last year at a party at my nephew’s house on a hill in his backyard.”

When was the last time you went out of the state of Missouri?

“The last time I left the state was when I went to Colorado for a golf tournament last year.”

Who was the last person you were mad at?

“The last person I was  mad at was myself. I was playing golf a couple of weeks ago, and I wasn’t doing very good.”

When was the last time you were nervous?

“The last time I was nervous was walking into my first day of work here at EHS. It was like my first day of school again.”