Officer Steer started his career in Law Enforcement in 1996. Officer Steer worked for Hawley Police Department in 2004 and rejoined the Department in 2009. Officer Steer has served the department as Interim Chief of Police on two occasions and has trained and helped two Police Chiefs become acquainted with Hawley and the Department. Officer Steer has shown a very strong commitment to the City of Hawley and its Police Department. Officer Steer is the Department’s Senior Officer and is a Training Officer. Officer Steer has received the Department’s Medal of Honor and the Department’s Life Saving Award. Officer Steer also received the Clay County Sheriff’s Department’s Commendable Service Award in 2012 for his actions at an accident south of Hawley where a vehicle went off the road and broke through ice trapping a passenger inside the submerged vehicle. Officer Steer entered the water in freezing weather and was able to get the passenger out of the vehicle and up to shore where others began CPR.