Some lofty recognition for Kwabena Asante…communications supervisor for the Osage Beach Department of Public Safety. Asante was named, last week, as the 2018 Missouri Association of Public Safety Communications Officials Director of the Year. Asante was nominated locally for the honor by his staff for multiple reasons including: spearheading the effort to establish the OBPD Communication Center to be the first in the state to implement “TEXT2 911” capabilities. The announcement was made during the association’s annual conference in St. Louis. Joining Asante for the honor were Chief Todd Davis, Lieutenant Michael O’Day and Laura McDonald who also works in the communications center.