Blood drive to honor Missouri officer killed in the line of duty

1 year 9 months 2 weeks ago Monday, January 01 2018 Jan 1, 2018 Monday, January 01, 2018 5:30:51 PM CST January 01, 2018 in News
By: Annie Hammock, KOMU 8 Interactive Director

CLINTON - The Red Cross will host a blood drive to honor fallen Clinton police officer Gary Michael. He was shot during a traffic stop in August.

The man accused of killing Michael, Ian McCarthy, led police on a two-day manhunt before he was captured. He is charged with first-degree murder and faces a wrongful death suit filed by Michael's wife.

The Red Cross flyer promoting the blood drive quotes Michael's pastor, who said, "Some have referred to Officer Michael as a 'fallen hero,' but I contend that it was his life that marks Gary as a hero... Gary made a difference at the intersection of our lives."

The blood drive will take place Jan. 9-10 at the Benson Convention and Exposition Center at 1008 E. Sedalia Ave. in Clinton.

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