1. Press Release Dated 9-13-19

    Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney Ronald R. Holliday today announces that no criminal charges will be filed in the Officer-Involved Shooting of ROGER A. RICKER JR., w/m, 36 years of age. Read on...
  2. Police Officer Charged with Domestic Assault

    Buchanan County Prosecuting Attorney Ronald R. Holliday today announces that his office has filed a formal criminal charge of Domestic Assault against a St. Joseph Police Officer in reference to an incident reported to police on September 8, 2019. Read on...
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    Ronald R. Holliday


    Prosecuting Attorney



    A prosecutor "is the representative not of an ordinary party to a controversy, but of a sovereignty whose obligation to govern impartially is as compelling as its obligation to govern at all, and whose interest, therefore, in a criminal prosecution is not that it shall win a case, but that justice shall be done. As such, he is in a peculiar and very definite sense the servant of the law, the twofold aim of which is that guilt shall not escape or innocence suffer."

    Justice Sutherland, Berger v. United States , 295 U.S. 78 (1935).



    Mission Statement: "TO DO JUSTICE, AS NO ONE IS ABOVE THE LAW NOR BENEATH ITS PROTECTION."
     



    VALUES

    ETHICS We hold ourselves to the highest standard of integrity and personal and professional conduct.
    SUPPORT
    FOR VICTIMS
    We show compassion and understanding to the victims of crime.
    COMMUNITY
    PARTNERSHIP
    We advocate and support the building of strong and viable partnerships with law enforcement, all members of the criminal justice systems and the community we serve for the purpose of achieving the highest level of public safety for our citizens.
    CAREER CRIMINALS We vigorously prosecute violent and habitual offenders.
    CRIME
    PREVENTION
    We are committed to crime prevention by implementing innovative programs to break the cycle of crime for youthful offenders, first-time offenders, mentally ill offenders, and drug addicted offenders.
    ALTERNATIVE
    TREATMENT
    COURT PROGRAMS
    We support and promote the use of Alternative Treatment Court programs and target high-risk, nonviolent adult offenders to maximize positive outcomes for the individual and public safety.